Mariam Al Safar on a train
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

First female train driver in Dubai

Mariam Al Safar, a 28 year-old UAE woman, has become the first female train driver in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East.

It is part of a government drive to encourage locals to work for the Dubai Metro system.

Ghada Nassef reports.

  • 30 Jan 2012