In a society where the idea of girls playing football is still viewed with resistance, Areej Al Hammadi broke the Guinness Record, making the world sit up and take note. Areej broke the world hot stepping record with an impressive 86 ball-control tricks in one minute, surpassing the previous mark of 56, set in March in the UK. She put Emirati women’s football on the world map and also has a name in the annals of history. CT Dubai chats with her, to find out how she did it all! Curly Tales and Vatika team up to launch the Vatika Voices- an initiative to shed light on women in GCC who have made the world sit up and take note.