Being a mixed Emirati in the UAE is tougher than it looks
Growing up in the UAE, half Emirati and half Russian, there was never a label I used to describe myself. No doubt in who I am and where I’m from. My mixed ethnicity was living simultaneously as one combined identity, with no understanding of the social implications of the Emirati society.
Heading home for spring break has just become an order from the UAE government and the Ministry of Education.
Amid the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, Emirati students are returning home to reunite with family. Students are also not allowed to return to their countries of studies; this is to ensure students will be safe and in their home country where facilities are readily available to them in time of such crisis.