In This Issue
All of the stories that have been carefully curated for the issue, from our feature story that explores the world of matchmakers in the Gulf region to our profile interview with H.H. Sayyida Meyyan Shihab Al Said from Oman on her first solo digital gallery in our sister venture, the Khaleeji Art Museum, explore the theme of love in their own unique way. We present them to you, for the first time in Sekka’s history, in a downloadable digital issue format, allowing you to read the issue anywhere, at any time.
Letter from the editors
Our Storyteller In Chief Manar Alhinai speaks to H.H. Sayyida Meyyan Shihab Al Said, a rising photographer and digital artist from Oman about her first digital solo art gallery in the Khaleeji Art Museum and out of Oman, and why it is important now more than ever to increase the representation of female photographers and artists across the industry.
للعربية By Manar Al Hinai You may have come across her writings while you were browsing through social media, or a friend may have shared an extract of one of her poems with you. Amal Al Sahlawi is an Emirati poet and writer whose Arabic writings and poems touch something in the soul of every […]
Love related solutions are the most prominent services offered by “spiritual sheikhs.”
Arts and Culture
Family is important to this rising Moroccan photographer.
This UAE based artist has a distinct style.
See how these female Arab artists have depicted love.
The relationship between the two is one that transcends all other connections man might have with an animal.
“We have all heard people say ‘as romantic as the French’ or ‘as romantic as the Italians’, but we have yet to hear someone say ‘as romantic as the Arabs’.”
“Love melts, /then apart we go.”
“you polluted my heart”
“Love is infectious.”
“Being in love with life betrayed me”
“It is known that love is built on sacrifice”
“Even if he couldn’t afford the big gestures, Assim would do the tiny things to make her happy.”
“Mom, find me a wife,” is not the typical beginning of a love story.