Nayla Al Khaja
CEO, Nayla Al Khaja Films
Passionate advocate of women in the arts, Nayla is the 1st female film Director/Producer in the UAE, founder of the 1st film club in Dubai, and the 1st Emirati to have a project accepted at Cannes.
Nayla Al Khaja is the first female film Director/Producer in the United Arab Emirates. CEO of Nayla Al Khaja Films – previously D-Seven Motion Pictures – she is also founder of The Scene, Dubai’s first film club. Over the years, her dedication to develop the UAE’s film industry, and her advocacy for Women in Cinema, helped her reputation of trustworthy professional grow. Nayla wrote and directed several films, all presented and awarded in many international film festivals. She works closely with the Dubai Film and TV Commission to promote Dubai as the fastest growing filming hub in the region. Actively supporting and mentoring local talents, she is today a reference in the Middle East when it comes to Cinema Promotion and Women Empowerment.