In Arabic, a “sekka” translates to a street that links neighbourhoods together.
Established in 2017, and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Sekka is an online magazine and media platform that is dedicated to documenting the stories of the Arab Gulf States and the experiences of its people, and sharing them with the world.
We feature people, regional game changers, and publish stories on arts and culture, travel and lifestyle, as well as opinion articles, that are significant and relevant to this part of the world and the times we live in. We also have a dedicated space for storytellers to share their creative writing and empower more creative content.
Our aim is to increase the production of digital content from the region, through an authentic, local narrative. There’s never been a time when the whole world was looking at our region, and it’s important to be providing them with the stories as they are told by our people.
Sekka is the first online magazine and online platform of its kinds to be managed by Khaleejis and narrated primarily by the people of the Arab Gulf States.
All our content is completely FREE because we believe that there should be no barriers to acquiring knowledge.
We thrive on original content, new perspectives and quality production of visuals and text. We have over 25 storytellers that are dedicated to discovering the untold, the jaw-dropping and the overlooked in our region and beyond.
After all, if we don’t tell our own stories someone else will, and it won’t be the same.
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