Zahra Lari was born March 3, 1995. She is the UAE and Mena region’s first international competitive figure skater and five time UAE National Champion. As well as being the first to do so while wearing the hijab. While she began skating at the late age of 12 years old, Zahra has beaten the odds and has achieved the highest level in spins, technique and triple jumps. She has accomplished this by dedication, passion and intensive training. She averages four hours a day and six days a week of training both on ice and off-ice.