Dhabya Al Mehairi (@Dhabyaa)
With a background in journalism, Dhabya wanted to take the world by storm, one story at a time. She love writing and she writes for everyone. She is constantly inspired by the stories of people, places and things, that’s why she travels and that’s why she reads. Poignant words put together work stronger than magic and she believes in the magic of words.
Abdulla S. AlSuwaidi (@Aabo0)
Abdulla is an International Affairs student at Zayed University with a background in Accounting. He keeps himself busy with his podcast, ‘You There, Speak!‘, organizing meetups for ‘StreetPass Dubai ‘ and doing voice-acting for animated features. His main interests are science, education and culture.
Amel is an Emirati who comes with a long professional experience in strategy analysis and process planning. Amel wants to give back to the community in any way she can, so she chose to volunteer with her English skills and be an editor in Sail’s team.
Fatma Bujsaim (@FatmaBujsaim)
Managing Editor. Ex- Column: Just Another Undergrad
After graduating with a Bachelor degree in International Studies and a minor in converged media, Fatma still finds herself hungry for knowledge, which led to her enrol in a postgraduate program. Her passion for both reading and writing has made her extend her stay in Sail eMagazine so that she can learn & develop her skills.
She wrote her previous column: “Just another undergrad” hoping she can give what she didn’t have when she was a freshman: comfort and guidance, and also bring back memories to all those graduates out there.
Ahmad AlGergawi (@A_AlGergawi)
Former-Column: Emirati Dimensions
Ahmad is a graduate of the American University of Sharjah with a BA in Public Administration. He has always been keen on voicing his opinions whether on his blog, twitter, instagram, or sail eMagazine. Ahmad currently works in du as senior executive managing live communications and sponsorships. In his spare time, Ahmad is very passionate about reading into history, as he believes to know where you are going you have to know where you’ve started. Through his travels around the world, Ahmad explores archeological sites and museums.
Ahlam Bolooki (@AhlamBolooki)
Column: Crack the Core Code
Ahlam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hospitality Management and started her career Marketing Jumeirah Group restaurants for four years. She currently oversees communications for Dubai Events, working to strengthen the Emirate’s growing profile, locally and internationally, as a dynamic events and festival destination. She is an aspiring writer contributing to Gulf News, and does not go through a single day without reading a section of the Complete Works of Khalil Gibran.
Sharing emotions are often perceived as vulnerable and weak; however her column will plant seeds of bravery in sharing the truth in its stripped down core through digestible, yet impactful anecdotes.
Alwid Lootah (@AlwidLootah)
Column: Lost in Reverie
Alwid is a young lady who aims to become the change she wants to see in this world by spreading positivity and leading youth towards the road of unlimited possibilities. She recently founded her own website hearmyecho.com through which she aims to become the voice of youth and share unrecognized talents. Her column “Lost in reverie” is a place where she allows her thoughts and emotions to flow and a place where she can hopefully create a change.
Budour AlYousuf (@bAlYousuf)
Column: Mental Pondering
Budoor takes a unique look at the world around her. She looks into daily happenings and behaviors to later on explain them through science in her column: “Mental Pondering”. With a background in communications, her passion for writing is driven by the need to understand human nature and explain its mysteries. Budoor also holds an eMBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, other than writing, her interests include reading and traveling.
Dubai Abdulla Abulhoul (@DubaiAbulhoul)
Column: Rebel with A Reason. Ex-Illustrator
17 years old Dubai Abulhoul was officially named the Middle East’s Youngest Director at the age of 11 at the inaugural of Gulf Film Festival and launched her first novel ‘Galagolia: The Hidden Divination’ which is the first Emirati fantasy novel in English, and was named the youngest published Emirati at the age of 16. Under the order of his highness Sheikh Mohammed, Galagolia is being turned into a movie and is in its beginning stages. Dubai also actively writes for Al Bayan, Gulf Today, aside of Sail eMagazine.
Deema Al Mheiri (Twitter: @deedeee_, Instagram: @deedsalmheiri)
Column: Accentuate Your Beauty
Deema is a Visual Artist who expresses herself through different mediums that vary from paint to cosmetics. Just like a palette, experimenting with products is key to a colorful canvas. Her column is a collection of tried and tested beauty tips and tricks of the trade that will assist in emphasizing your beautiful features.
Fatma Al-Khaja (@fay_alkhaja)
Column: Observing the World, previous column: Too Blunt for Words
Fatma (Fay), Emirati girl, with an experience in Corporate Communications and CSR. She is passionate about anything that is traditional and Emirati. In her free time she loves to watch Japanese anime, read manga, and play videogames. Spas are not the only thing that relaxes her, but cooking as well.
Fay’s columns observe work-life experiences and balance. A lot of her articles are based on first-hand personal experiences and issues she has seen or been part of. She loves to observe her surroundings, and watch how people handle different situations they’ve been put in. Also, she is trying to balance the art of staying positive at work and helping her peers understand that not everything should be a problem. With her writings she hopes to make a difference and make people more observant of the little problems in life, or work that hasn’t escalated to a catastrophe. It’s the little things that matters.
Haif Zamzam (@HaifNotHaifa)
Column: Joie de Vivre, Ex-Column: Sense and Sustainability
Haif Zamzam is a bon viveur who just can’t get enough of life. Her inflexibility for the norm coupled with her constant hunt for a challenge pushed her to the private sector where she is a professional in a top-tier consulting firm. Haif has an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelors degree from the AUS. Through her column, Joie de Vivre, French for “Joy of Living,” Haif hopes to show how living with your head in the clouds is highly underrated.
Haleema Alowais (@HaleemaAlOwais)
Column: Bringing Out The Rumi in You
Director of Bin Owais Holding since 2007; overseeing construction, project management and real estate management, master’s student in Urban planning in the AUS with a two-year stint in Sharjah TV.
Unconventional working mother, avid traveller, introverted bookworm, background in psychology, a great believer in the need for continuous soul searching and self-discovery. Her column “Bringing Out the Rumi in You” will be exploring the philosophical views of current societal paradigm shifts, revelations and everyday experiences.
Hamda Al Hashemi (@Hamda_alhashemi on Instagram only)
Column: Art of Living 101. Previously as: Living Through The Eyes of Art
Hamda AlHashemi is a 20 something year old interior design graduate, and an SZHP employee. She appreciates art, food, psychology and culture. For her, Arabic calligraphy is music for the eyes; beautiful and calming. She thrives to become an entrepreneur of her own furniture line and aims to get her Phd on the long run. Hamda’s articles revolve around how our psychological thoughts influence our actions, and how to use them to our advantage.
Khaled Bin Hamad (@kbinhamad)
Former Column: Modern Philosophies
Khaled Bin Hamad (KBH) is a manga artist, IPad artist, art specialist, and the author of Nasser’s Secrets comic book. Khaled also took the next step in his career by starting his own Animation production company (Moving Reflection Productions). Inspired by the Animated shows such as Freej, Khaled started a career in animation and visual story telling.
Khalid Al Ameri (@KhalidAlAmeri)
Former Column: Community Talk
An Emirati Builder and Writer, On A Journey To Make The World More Beautiful. MBA Candidate at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Khalid is a regular contributor to The National Newspaper covering areas such as youth, education and social development. Through his column at Sail eMagazine, Khalid aspires to generate healthy discussions, spark positive change surrounding social issues that affect our everyday lives, and more importantly how we can improve and develop as a society to a better tomorrow.
Khalifa Hamad AlHajeri
Khalifa was born and raised in the UAE, with a 4 and bit years university stint in the Canadian lands, before coming back home to work for one of the investment arms of the Abu Dhabi government. Part of my current adventure includes traveling and discovering China for work.
Khalifa believes the world of sports never gets the credit it deserves for its impact on this world. For some, it’s a mere entertainment, but for some it’s soul therapy and sometimes, survival. In this sports universe, deep in its pockets, he was able to find a lot of pleasure reading for sports journalists like Phil Ball, Gabriel Marcotti, among many others. Considering some of his favorite literature comes from sports writers, he will use this column titled “Tifosi”, which stands for “fan” in Italian, to share this passion with others by discussing sport events that can relate to both fanatics and non fanatics.
Dr. Mariam Ketait (Twitter: @ebbbndflow, Instargram: @ebbflowDubai)
Column: Ebb & Flow
Dr. Mariam Ketait is a general practitioner specializing in family medicine, with Masters in quality in healthcare, and various alternative healing certifications including Theta Healing, Spiritual response therapy, Pranic healing and Access consciousness.
Mariam looks at health from a holistic perspective and believes that our bodies respond to our thought patterns and emotional behaviors. She also believes that health is attainable and that a happy life is a healthy one. Mariam created the concept of “ebb and flow” to reflect how we can deal with the various tides of life by flowing in harmony with our inner wellbeing to achieve health. The column will cover common health topics with an approach to conditions in a mind body spirit framework.
Moadh Bukhash (@MoadhBukhash)
Column: The Mind’s Eye
“The unexamined life is not worth living” said Socrates. Moadh’s column focuses on the things that commonly go unnoticed or unchecked. The things that steer our lives. The things that make us who we are. The Mind’s Eye is a reflection of the forces we create in our lives that result in circumstances, and the forces that work in the opposite direction to impact our own.
Aside from writing, Moadh is an entrepreneur and a brand manager for a multinational organization.
Mohamed Al Jneibi (@maljunaibi)
Former Column: Society of Tomorrow
Mohamed, an IT Professional with a background in web development, database administration, technical support, and project management. His work includes enhancing corporate systems and designs, and further enhancing current business strategies and processes.
Mohamed enjoys reading literature and political commentary, with a love for Sci-Fi reading and writing. He’s also a big Formula 1 fan, and also heads the Mercedes GP UAE Fan Club based in Abu Dhabi.
Mohammed Kazim (@MAKazim)
Column: To the Point
Mohammed, a Muslim Emarati who is currently a Co-founder at @Tamashee and Managing Partner @AllinquePA, comes with a background in healthcare delivery, technology management, finance, and business setup related project management. Mohammed has a keen interest in relevant social, religious, economic, and cultural affairs. Mohammed’s bi-monthly column aims to openly and honestly target issues around the native culture, society, religion, economy, and policy that have resulted as a consequence of the constantly changing demographics of the region. The column is characterized by a point-like articulate approach that gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of the discussed issues.
Moza Almatrooshi (@mozaalmatrooshi)
Column: The Heart of Making
Moza Almatrooshi is an Emarati artist and designer. After attaining a BA from Zayed University Dubai in Interior Design in June 2013, Moza began her journey in trying to find a place in the creative industry in the UAE, starting with catching a plane to Italy to intern in the UAE Pavilion in the Venice Art Biennale 2013. Since then Moza has dabbled in several experiences such as architecture, design, event planning, art exhibitions, and writing for independent publications. Moza continues to journey through life, art, and design.
With mass production sweeping the globe, artisanal talents struggle to retain relevancy. Moza’s column celebrates the beauty and human value added to a product that is created with skilled hands.
Moza Al Samahi (@mozahSalem)
Column: Reflections of the Mind
Eager learner with two academic achievements: Bachelors in Management (AUS) & Masters in International Business (Brunel University, London). Mozah is an insightful motivated individual who enjoys spreading her thoughts out loud by being a spontaneous wanderer in life’s journey. Her columns are based on the changing issues facing the Emirati society especially the youth. She is an adventurous who is eager to spread positivity and creativity. Mozah doesn’t believe in the word “impossible”.
Muna AlMulla (@MunaAlMulla)
Column: Out of Copyright
Muna is a 26 year old Emirati from Dubai who studied Bachelor’s in Pharmacy in Dubai Women’s College and continued her education in Masters of Innovation and Change Management at Hamdan Bin Mohammed E-University where she graduated with honors. She works as a Senior Executive of Pharmaceutical Services at Dubai Healthcare City. She was part of Bidaya under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. Her absolute dream is to own a flower shop and a photography studio. Plus, publishing the novel she has been working on and getting her PhD.
In her column: “Out of Copyright”, she writes about the different life lessons she has learnt to reach where she is along with discussing issues in the UAE community
Mustafa Abbas (@MustafaAbbas)
Column: Notes of The Night
Mustafa Abbas is an award-winning Emirati writer/director whose films have been screened and honored in local as well as international film festivals. “The Alley” one of his short films was selected at the short film corner of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and “Sunset State” his latest film recently screened at the last Dubai International Film Festival. Abbas also owns Chivalry Gentlemen’s Salon which is located in Downtown Dubai. Currently he has numerous film projects in the development stage locally as well as abroad. Aside from telling stories, Mustafa Abbas also likes to explore human nature, psychology, and what makes us tick. He does this in his column “Notes of the Night” for Sail eMagazine, where he dives into the deepest of thought and expression.
Rawan Albina (@RawanAlbina)
Column: Scenes from Life
Rawan, CPCC, ACC, is a Professional Certified Coach, owner of Leap Coaching & Training whose life’s mission is to help women achieve their dreams.
Her strongly positive nature and calm demeanor enables her to gently draw out a person’s full potential as she helps them get in touch with their passions, find their purpose and LEAP into a truly fulfilling and extraordinary life.
Women who are at a crossroads in life, young women ‘Entreprenettes’ and teenagers have all found a strong guide in Rawan who has helped them discover the life skills needed to begin the new phases in their life with confidence.
Reem Abdalla (@Reem096)
Column: Words, Observations and Ramblings
Reem is an explorer in a continuous quest to try new things. Since Reem’s mind runs a marathon with a thousand words towards the finish line persuaded her in a career in marketing and communication. Her enthusiasm for creativity made her seek to be an aspiring special effects makeup artist. She’s always looking to put her efforts in trying new things, may it be a new sport, a healthy recipe or helping the community by participating in volunteer work.
Reem aims through her quarterly column to explore issues in society and discuss emerging new trends. Listen to other people’s thought and view their perspectives about the subject. Then raise questions and form unbiased conclusions about it.
Rooda Al Neama (@ThinkDubai)
Column: Microscopic Me. Previous column: Blunders of a Wannabe Entrepreneur
Rooda Alneama graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Business and currently finishing her MBA at University of Liverpool. She has been published 4 times in various short stories books, most notably Qatari Voices published by Bloomsbury. Due to her love of writing and entrepreneurship she shares her experience in her column ‘blunders of a wannabe entrepreneur’. Her love of travel and life’s randomness is what keeps her looking for the next awesome experience.
Salma Bin Faqqas (@SalmaOA_)
Column: To A Better Tomorrow
Salma Bin Faqqas, a 17 years old chemical engineering student that finds herself through her scattered letters in writing. A believer that people too weak to pursue their own dreams will always find a way to discourage hers. A novelist under construction. Positive to her very core, and a ‘joy-spreader’ as many may have called her. Through her column “To a better tomorrow” she points the spotlight on the most common problems found in our society, digs for the reasons behind them & gives simple solutions to the raised issues in order to make the community a better place to live in, and tomorrow a better day to be a part of.
Sarah AlMarashi (Twitter: @Sarah888, Instagram: @TheSarah888)
Column: LOL – Living Out Loud
Sarah Al Marashi is an award winning entrepreneur, business development specialist, life coach, writer, banking and investments professional with over 15 years of corporate experience working for some of the largest organizations in the region including Citibank, Dubai Holding, and HSBC. She has spearheaded many high profile startups and helped them explore opportunities, win awards and achieve breakthrough results. She is currently the co-founder & Group CEO of the award winning firm Infin8Ventures. Sarah is a certified Co-Active Life Coach, holds a BSc in General Business (Honors), an MBA and Graduate Degree in Finance from the US & a graduate of the Dubai Holding Future Leaders Program (LeadOn). An entrepreneur since she was 8 years old, Sarah has always believed that creativity & innovation are key drivers to growth.
Sarah believes in the possibility of everything and is inspired by human potential. Her passion is to touch people’s lives by helping those in need, spreading kindness and inspiration by creating opportunities for learning, personal and business growth through her column and hopes to re-ignite the dreamer in all of us and inspire us to make those dreams a reality.
Shaima Al Tamimi (@iamshaima)
Column: Food For Thought
Living between Abu Dhabi and Doha, Shaima currently works in the film industry and is involved with community and youth initiatives with her career. She is a fitness enthusiast who also loves to cook and share information to inspire others to lead a healthier lifestyle through her lifestyle blog www.potsandpatterns.com
Shaima, loves to immerse herself in all things fresh and interesting. She loves to travel, observe people and experience new cultures. Her quarterly column “Food for Thought” discusses current social topics from thought provoking perspectives and aims to encourage awareness through discussion.
Amna Mohammed Al Saleh (@Tepingi)
Amna is a young graphic designer with great passion. Next to being interested in her own Emirati culture & history; Japanese culture and art are some of which she greatly appreciates and are an inspiration to her work. Aside from graphic; illustration, handcrafts, and self-generated textures are some of the things she considers as her hobbies.
Anood has graduated from Abu Dhabi Women’s College with a bachelor degree in Applied Media Studies, as a Graphic Designer. She has a full-time job at the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development as a Senior Economic Promotion Officer, specialize in event management locally and internationally.
On her free time she Freelances as a Graphic Designer. Branding and identity, and Invitations designs are her specialty. Anood is a loving artist, she is keen about design, illustration, photography.
Fatma Al Hashemi (@F_Fotography)
Head of Creative Team
Fatma Al Hashemi, a permanent resident on planet earth. A 21-year-old peace believer, She inhales creativity and exhales ideas. Dubai is her hometown and she finds shelter and warmth between her family. Using both graphic design and photography she portrays life, and she hopes to achieve her goals through them.
Currently she works at ENOC as a graphic designer, yet she enjoys freelancing as both a graphic designer and photographer.
Maha Bin Fares (@MahaBinFares)
Maha is a young Emirati graphic designer born in 1991. She’s a fresh graduate from Zayed University with a BA in Graphic Design, college of Art and Creative Enterprises. Her passion for typography and visual communication was something she grew up with. To her, design is a mirror that reflects the way she thinks and the way she believes that nothing is ever impossible. She grew up with the passion of observing the beautiful things around her from the beautiful skyline of Dubai to the golden sand dunes.
Mariam ARMS (@MariamARMS)
Maryam Zainal (@Maryam_Zainal)
Head of Creative Team
A simple devoted person, passionate about what she does. Maryam is a Graphic Designer with her love for drawing, painting, photography and videography that pushed her to create multiple, extensive things. Her mediums help her channel her creative side for the people to see. A graduate of the American University in Dubai with a BFA in Visual Communications. As an Emirati, her home Dubai expanded her perspective and built up her passion for design. She believes in pink, and she believes that there’s beauty in everything.