Huda Al Matrooshi checks a car at her garage in Sharjah. Reuters
Huda Al Matroushi is one of few Emirati women to venture into the car repair business, an industry that has long been dominated by men in the Arab world.
"I enjoy it a lot," says Matroushi, holding up her oil-stained work glove. "Because I'm on top of my job, and it's my business, I belong to it: I feel proud of myself."
Cars have been a hobby for Matroushi, 36, since childhood.
Huda Al Matrooshi fixes a car with her team at her garage in Sharjah. Reuters
"I like cars and their models and their details. I like sports cars, I like luxurious cars, even normal non-luxurious cars, I love them all."
She turned that passion into a profession and now owns and manages a car repair shop in Sharjah, one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates.
Huda Al Matrooshi fixes a car wheel in Sharjah. Reuters
Matroushi's family had doubts about her pursuing a job in car mechanics, but she asked her father to take a leap of faith with her.
"I said: 'Dad, please trust me and you will see what I will do.' He said: 'OK, OK!'. Most of my family are surprised ... because this project, this business, it's not easy for ladies," she said.
Huda Al Matrooshi checks a car in Sharjah. Reuters
Matroushi's male employee, Mohammed Halawani, said it was initially strange to see a woman in charge of the garage.
"But after I joined and we started working and she'd tell me: disassemble this, assemble that, [it was clear] that she has experience."
Huda Al Matrooshi picks a tool at her garage. Reuters
Matroushi hopes she can transform her single garage into a big repair centre, or open more garages across the UAE.
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