It was the movie, Ice Princess, that inspired this Emirati girl to dream big. She started skating as a hobby she liked at the beginning, and the passionate little girl at that time started to take skating classes once a week.
However, this was not enough for Zahra. She got more involved to the sport and although she is now a university student, she trains 4-7 hours a day, and gets support from her parents an and country.
As for her hijab, she assures that it was a nonissue as both her Muslim and non-Muslim skating friends respect it. She also has a special designer who designs her skating costumes.
To prove that hijab doesn’t stop her from what she wants, Zahra Lari dreams to represent her country in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
She in known now in her home country as the Ice Princess, after the movie that inspired her at the beginning, and she is No.1 female figure skater n the Unites Arab Emirates.