Zahra Lari recently became the first figure skater to officially represent the UAE in a competition as a member of the International Skating Union (ISU) 2014 in Slovakia where she finished 12th.
“It is very interesting how perspectives have changed in these last two years. Back in 2012, when I went to Italy for my first international meet, people, after finding out where I was from even asked questions like: ‘Do you have ice in the desert?’ I mean surely we can have ice rinks in any part of the world. But these days, they are more aware,” she said.
Source: Gulf News