About Us

In Arabic, a “sekka” translates to a street that links neighbourhoods together.

Founded in 2017, and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, Sekka is an online magazine that is dedicated to documenting the stories of the Arab Gulf States, the experiences of its people, and sharing them with the world.

We aim to provide our audience with an authentic insight and guide to one of the most important and misunderstood regions in the world, narrated by the people who are from and live there.

Sekka is managed by Khaleejis and narrated primarily by the people of the Arab Gulf States.

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 strongly support emerging creative writers, and have dedicated a space to shed a light on their talents.

To serve you best, we thrive on quality journalism, new perspectives and quality production of visuals and text, while empowering more people to consider journalism as a career.

The team

We are over 30 storytellers from across the region, dedicated to discovering the untold, the jaw-dropping and the overlooked in our region and beyond. We aim to change the way media is consumed, by providing our readers with different ways to consume a story such as written text, videos, photo stories, and podcasts.

We strongly believe that if we don’t tell our own stories someone else will, and it won’t be the same. 


Sekka is co-founded and managed by Emirati sisters and entrepreneurs Manar and Sharifah Alhinai.

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