Industry: Arts & Entertainment
Designation: Film Producer
Nayla Al Khaja, the UAE’s first ever female filmmaker, has already made three short features in her brief career.
One of Al Khaja’s films won a prize at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2007. In addition, the Emirati has also set up her own production company (D-SEVEN), and she also heads up the UAE’s first official film club. In December, the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority commissioned Al Khaja and Ali Mostafa to make films for a new initiative, Soul of Dubai.