We strongly believe that if we don’t tell our own stories someone else will, and it won’t be the same.
-Manar and Sharifah Alhinai, founders of Sekka.
To be the pioneering arts and culture publication and platform from the Arab World. We are reclaiming the narrative about the Arab World and specifically the Gulf Arab States, in international media, by providing our global 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 there.
Founded in 2017, Sekka is an award-winning media company, with three lines of business: Sekka Magazine, the Sekka online platform, and the Sekka Creative Studio. We believe in the power of a narrative and media, and how they shape perceptions. This is why we are reclaiming our narrative in international media. The content we produce helps in building bridges between the Gulf Arab States and wider Arab World, and the rest of the world.
Sekka is co-founded and managed by Manar and Sharifah Alhinai. We work with over 100 Arab journalists and media producers, who are dedicated to discovering the untold, the jaw-dropping and the overlooked from our region. All content produced by Sekka helps empower regional talents, and encourages them to consider journalism and freelance work. In a field where women are underrepresented, we are proud that over 90% of the content creators in Sekka are Arab women.
Available in English and Arabic, our magazine editions explore themes that are relevant and significant and are a way to document Arab countries’ contemporary issues through the eyes of the people who are from there. Browse through our full archive here.
Published online in our Arabic and English editions, our platform explores different topics that are relevant to the times we live in. We cover arts, culture, opinion, and literature, narrated by people who are from Arab countries.
Sekka Creative Studio
We craft content, branded products, construct online platforms, and publications for brands that are looking for more, and aim to stand out in a saturated world.