March 19, 2017

Nayla Al Khaja to unveil Canon’s flagship Cinema Camera

Nayla Al Khaja to unveil Canon’s flagship Cinema Camera – EOS C700 for the Middle East at CABSAT 2017. Canon Middle East brings to the region its highly anticipated cinema camera , the EOS C700, regarded as the brand’s flagship, at CABSAT 2017. The next generation EOS C700 digital cinema camera, incorporates Canon’s learnings based […]

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March 9, 2017

Second year running – “50 most inspirational women”.

Second year running – CEO and founder of The Scene Club and D-Seven Motion Pictures, Nayla Al Khaja, in STYLIST’s “50 most inspirational women”. ‘Nayla knows a thing to two about breaking boundaries: she is the first Emirati woman to succeed in the male – dominated world of film directing and producing. Her films have […]

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March 13, 2016

“50 most inspirational women”

CEO and founder of The Scene Club and D-Seven Motion Pictures, Nayla Al Khaja, mentioned in STYLIST’s “50 most inspirational women” “It is no exaggeration to say that Nayla Al Khaja helped to pioneer the UAE’s film industry. In 2007 she launched The Scene Club, the first formal film club in the country, which now […]

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August 28, 2015

Happy Emirati Women’s Day

What does it mean to you to be an Emirati woman? I believe being an Emirati is being a little bit of everyone else. Being surrounded by so many different nationalities it’s hard to not be influenced by them. It’s about embracing others, whilst enjoying the lifestyle of being a local with a bit of […]

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April 9, 2015

Interview: Emirati film director Nayla Al Khaja

Emirati Nayla Al Khaja overcame obstacles to become an award-winning filmmaker. She tells SM about never giving up and how she feels the past 12 years have been just a warm up… After graduating from Dubai Women’s College with a degree in mass communication in 1999, Al Khaja hosted a travel show on the Arabian […]

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January 22, 2015

Nayla tells it like it is – About going your own way

Nayla Al Khaja and Omar Al Busaidy are two Emirati (UAE Nationals) entrepreneurs who have gone their own way, and seen the ugly side. They share their experiences at Dubai Media City with CreativeMornings. Supported by Taaleem. Creative Mornings

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June 10, 2014

Nayla Al Khaja wraps up online cookery series Maggi Diaries

Nayla Al Khaja’s latest directorial project, the online series Maggi Diaries, sponsored by the popular brand of sauces, is seeking to put a new spin on the cookery show format as its four co-hosts traverse the Middle East looking for the best stories, sites and recipes in the region. “The premise is we have these […]

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May 24, 2014

Behind The Scenes with Nayla Al Khaja

The UAE’s first female Emirati film director on the ups and downs of the job and her next big project. It’s summertime in Dubai, and the scorching hot streets of Media City are pretty much empty. But for many like Nayla Al Khaja, this quiet period is an ideal time to plan upcoming projects. Fast […]

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March 4, 2014

Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja back to push movie limits

The Emirati director Nayla Al Khaja has entered into development on her debut feature and, in typical Al Khaja fashion, she’s avoiding the safe topics again. The director’s films have previously dealt with issues including child abuse (Arabana, 2006), teenage dating in Dubai (Once, 2009) and arranged marriage (Malal, 2010). Fans may have thought she […]

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November 30, 2011

The Hot Forty: Nayla Al Khaja

When she isn’t making, thinking or talking movies, Nayla Al Khaja, CEO of film production company D-Seven, likes to discover cities around the world on a rented motorbike. The first-ever female Emirati film producer is perhaps best known for the films she directed: Malal, which won the Muhr Emirati Gold Award in Dubai International Film […]

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