In this Issue
In the first issue of Sekka, we appropriately explore the theme of ‘breaking norms’. We searched within the Arabian Gulf Region for norm-breakers in business and the arts. Then, we headed west to Ghana and southeast to the Maldives in search of norm-breaking experiences.
“At Edlal, we believe that learning is a right for all,” says Omar Al Harthi.
We speak to the founder of the clean eating food truck.
“I have a habit of carrying my film camera to most places I go. It allows me to express my perspective of life,” says Marwan Al Balushi.
An interview with Kuwaiti branding expert Mohamad Al Robaian.
The Kuwaiti photographer speaks to us about her latest project.
We speak to Juhaina Al Hinai, the founder of Gafwa.
Sekka meets Sonu Shivdasani, the chairman and CEO of the Soneva Group.
The Saudi duo on a mission to bring old school entertainment back to the popular list.
Arts and Culture
H.E. Nancy Khedouri tells us the story of Bahrain’s Jewish community.
Sharifah Alhinai interviews H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash, Ambassador of the UAE to Russia and author of bestselling book Letters to a Young Muslim, to find out more about his writing process, his source of inspiration, his next book, and more.
Inside the UAE’s first bean-to-bar chocolate factory.
There has been a long debate about the original color of the abaya.
I sometimes wonder what’s worse: culture shock or reverse culture shock.
If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. ― Kristin Hannah.
In Ghana, street eating is not just about the food on offer.
Inside the Hyatt Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi.
A photo tour by Oman’s award-winning photographer Abdulrahman Al Hinai