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Paydesk has 64 journalists in United Arab Emirates. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in United Arab Emirates are Reza Gheibi and Bilal Hussain.

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We have journalists in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Journalists in United Arab Emirates



Reza Gheibi

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reza Gheibi is a seasoned journalist with 17 years of experience, specializing in the field of economics with a particular focus on Iran's economic challenges and development planning. Based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Gheibi has built a reputation for conducting in-depth interviews with Read moreexperts, such as Bayzid Mardukhi, to shed light on the complexities of Iran's economic landscape, including governmental and societal impacts.

Fluent in Farsi, Turkish, and Arabic, Gheibi's linguistic skills have facilitated his collaboration with various television channels, allowing him to reach a diverse audience across the Middle East. His work is characterized by a deep understanding of the regional economic environment, which he has honed not only through his extensive journalism career but also through academic pursuit.

Gheibi holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Istanbul Istiniye University in Turkey, which underpins his analytical approach to reporting on economic issues. His educational background, combined with his practical experience, enables him to provide nuanced insights into the economic developments and challenges facing Iran and the broader region
Languages
Azerbaijani English Persian (Farsi)
+1
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Business Natural Disasters Sports
+9

Bilal Hussain

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bilal Hussain is an independent journalist and columnist with a wealth of experience in covering South Asia, and Middle East with a particular emphasis on the socio-political landscape of Kashmir. His reporting has been featured in prominent news outlets and organizations such as Voice of America (Read moreVOA), The Sunday Times, Nikkei Asia, ABC, and The Diplomat. Hussain's work is characterized by a deep understanding of the geopolitical tensions between India and Pakistan, the human rights issues in Kashmir, and the broader economic implications of regional conflicts.

Hussain's investigative journalism has provided critical insights into the India-China border standoff and its effects on local economies, such as the Pashmina wool industry in Ladakh. He has also explored the environmental and nuclear risks associated with the Kashmir dispute. His articles frequently address the challenges faced by journalists in the region, particularly in light of the revocation of Kashmir's autonomy and the ensuing internet blackout. Hussain has been vocal about the threats to press freedom, including the implications of new media policies that could further constrain reporting in Kashmir.

With expertise in conflict economy, capital markets, the developmental sector, and ecological economics, Hussain has become a respected voice on the economic impact of geopolitical tensions and the pursuit of sustainable development in areas affected by conflict. He has delved into topics such as water diplomacy and the potential for cooperation in the Indus basin, the healthcare challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of Christian missionaries in fostering religious harmony. His investigative prowess was also demonstrated in his exposé on the suspicious purchase of Maison Frison, showcasing his commitment to uncovering the truth behind complex issues.
Languages
English Kashmiri Urdu
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Risk Analysis
+5
Skills
Business Finance War Reporter
+2

Fadel Dawod

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fadel Dawod is a journalist based in Dubai.

Fadel Dawod is an Egyptian photojournalist based in Dubai, born in 1998.
Interested in photojournalism, daily life, social status, documenting events, Sport. places and human stories.
Fadel studied media.

His work has been published in The New Read moreYork Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Mail, The Telegraph, CNN, Forbes, Deutsche Welle, and National Geographic Arabia.

Stringer with Getty Image ، And he cooperated with the German agency DPA and the American agency Associated Press. 

First place in the European Union Competition 2021.
First Place Award of the Press Photographers Division, Storyboard Branch 2022.

instgram work: https://www.instagram.com/fadeldawod/
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Investigative Journalism
+4
Skills
Business Science & Environment Arts & Books
+10

Salim Essaid

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salim Essaid is an American TV/online presenter/producer specializing in technology, business, energy and innovation. 

From 2018 to 2020 he was the lead reporter on the Euronews feature program Inspire Middle East, covering topics ranging from culture & the arts to business & innovation in Read morecountries including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, and the UAE. 

Salim is adept at performing live hits covering regional news and politics, equipped with the needed cameras and lighting to produce TV ready quality content. 

He excels at storytelling methods that are relatable  using information and content to explain complex cultural or technical matters to an international audience, all delivered in an easy to digest way.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+5
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+9

Mostafa Hamad

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hi ! Am a Certified Professional FPV Drone Pilot and am based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

I specialize in Aerial photography and videography both Indoors / Outdoors. Whether it's capturing stunning footage or navigating through racing courses, I love pushing the limits of what drones can do.
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Let's collaborate and take your projects to new heights! Reach out to me for exciting drone opportunities and partnerships.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Video Rushes Drone Footage 360 Videography
Skills
Business Technology Science & Environment
+14

Rebecca Mclaughlin-Eastham

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
As a broadcast journalist with more than twenty years’ experience at leading U.S, Middle East and European TV networks, Rebecca McLaughlin-Eastham is a sought-after journalist, presenter, event host and media trainer.

Until 2021, Rebecca anchored Inspire Middle East, Euronews NBC’s weekly Read moreflagship TV show which takes global viewers on a voyage of discovery through the Middle East and North Africa’s commercial, creative and cultural landscapes. She also fronted Business Line for Euronews and covered the region as a live news correspondent. Rebecca currently presents programmes for the channel, on a freelance basis in the GCC. 

She is the former Middle East Business, Energy & OPEC Correspondent for Bloomberg Television in the UAE, prior to which she was the stock market correspondent and Bureau Chief for CNBC Television in Paris.
During her thirteen years in the GCC, Rebecca also anchored the flagship current affairs and business programme for state broadcaster Dubai One TV, plus co-hosted radio shows on DubaiEye 103.8FM and Abu Dhabi’s Classic FM. 

Rebecca has sat down with hundreds of CEOs, ministers, heads of state and celebrities over the years. 
Some notable interviewees include: The Prime Ministers of France, Britain, Egypt, Canada & the Maldives, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, His Highness Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, Bernard Arnault, Sylvester Stallone, Gwyneth Paltrow, Dan Brown, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Nobu, Nancy Ajram, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana and Vivienne Westwood.

She has written extensively for leading publications, from Vogue Magazine and The National newspaper to the South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal. Rebecca is also an accomplished ghost writer, having co-authored a published novel for a UAE royal family member. Moreover, she has penned speeches for UAE ministers to deliver in prominent arenas.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+25

Katie Chambers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
An experienced British broadcaster, with more than 15 years experience presenting, reporting and producing news reports for the BBC, ITV NEWS and euronews in Europe and the Middle East. 

I’m currently based in Dubai where I work as a broadcast journalist.

Versatility is my strength, I write Read moreand report about business, health, lifestyle and real life for a wide range of output.

Trained in digital content management systems and camera operation, I film, write and edit engaging, compelling, bespoke and demographically-targeted content for TV, radio and online.

I was nominated for for two Royal Television Society awards – Specialist Journalist of the Year, Best New Talent as well as shortlisted for ITV’s Specialist Journalist of the Year award. At 22, I was the youngest ever BBC regional news presenter and rated within the top 10% of journalists at ITV News.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Business Technology Science & Environment
+13

Georgia Tolley

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
An experienced British broadcaster, I’ve spent the last 15 years presenting, reporting, and producing news programmes for the BBC in Europe and the Middle East. 

I’m currently based in Dubai where I present a live news programme, The Agenda on Dubai Eye 103.8 FM for three hours every weekday. I Read morealso regularly report for the BBC World Service from the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

A versatile journalist, I write about geopolitics, business, lifestyle and travel for a wide range of publications, including Gulf Business, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and Condé Nast Traveller Middle East. I recently spent a year working as a senior reporter and desk editor for the Abu-Dhabi based newspaper, The National.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+14

Sarah Hedley Hymers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sarah Hedley Hymers is a broadcast, print and web journalist based between Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and London, UK. Sarah hosts food and travel TV shows for the international channel Euronews; her latest show explored the lesser-known mountainous region of Aseer in Saudi Arabia. She is also a Read moreDestination Expert for the Telegraph covering Dubai, Oman and The Maldives. Her latest book, Lonely Planet's Dubai & Abu Dhabi guide, will be released in March 2024.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Nicolas Keraudren

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nicolas Keraudren is a French journalist currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is mostly covering Gulf countries.

The "field" is at the heart of its journalistic beliefs.
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+11
Skills
Business Politics Sports
+6
Book

Khaled Al Khawaldeh

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Khaled Al Khawaldeh is an Australian journalist currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He covers stories in Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. He has a degree in Finance and a Master's in Journalism from the University of Technology Sydney. He can cover various topics including politics,Read more sports, technology, social issues, and the environment. He previously worked for the Guardian and currently works for Abu Dhabi Media Network helping to set up a new English-language media outlet in the region. He is a keen photographer with all the kit and expertise to take and edit editorially sound photos, and videos for news.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+18
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+18

Bastien Borie

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Bastien Borie is a journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Languages
English French Italian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Fact Checking

Will Rankin

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Will Rankin is a journalist based in London, UK, with extensive international experience.
With more than two decades of journalistic experience, Will is also a qualified and experienced PR practitioner and copywriter. 
He has worked with Reach, The Times, Wall Street Journal Europe and the Daily Read moreMail Group. 
He specialises in business, oil and gas, automotive, food and leisure writing. 
Experienced in Middle East issues and lifestyle, having lived in the UAE on and off from 1998 to 2019.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Business Finance Current Affairs
+4

Sarah Hyland

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sarah Hyland is a Tour Operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Explore the stunning Dubai desert with our top-notch off-road buggies. Our user-friendly website makes booking a breeze, and our customizable packages cater to all preferences. Safety is paramount, and our well-maintained fleet Read moreensures an exhilarating yet secure experience.
Languages
English
Services
Live Reporting
Skills
Business

Marcus George

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I'm a correspondent based in Dubai with a special focus on Iran. The last 18 years have taken me from the southern plains of Afghanistan, through the Middle East and Iran and on to Washington D.C. with BBC News.

In early 2012 I arrived in the Gulf as a special correspondent for Reuters news Read moreagency to cover news and current affairs of Iran. Now an independent correspondent and analyst, I continue to report on the Islamic Republic and the Gulf for international news providers including BBC News, Sky News, Monocle and Energy Intelligence Group and BBC News.
Languages
Persian (Farsi) French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+11
Skills
Fact Checking
Book

Matthew Monaghan

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Matthew Monaghan is a journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Shiva Ss

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shiva SS is a freelance photo journalist based in Dubai - United Arab Emirates.
Available in India/Hyderabad and Dubai also travel worldwide 
Plz let me know your dates in advance before booking
Thank you 
ShivaSS.Com
Languages
English Hindi Kannada
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Photography Fact Checking
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Sports
+2

Laura Buckwell

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
British national Laura Buckwell is a an industry event EMCEE, Broadcast Journalist and former TV News Anchor. 
Throughout her time, Laura has interviewed many CEO’s, personalities, entrepreneurs and government bodies.
As a prominent figure within the events industry, Laura enjoys hosting and Read moremoderating at high profile industry platforms, including the 18th Session for UNIDO, the Finance Summit Ryiadh, GMIS, the Global Smart Energy Summit and Future Sustainability Summit to name a few. Laura has had the privilege of introducing and interviewing global leaders including Presidents, Ministers, and UN officials.
Awards nights are also a forte, from the BBC Good Food Awards for 5 years running to the Emirates Woman Awards, recognizing different segments of society and industry.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Business Current Affairs Cultural
+1

Silvia Radan

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Silvia Radan is a photo-journalist based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. I have nearly 25 years experience in journalism, the last 11 being in the UAE, where I worked mostly for Khaleej Times, one of the top English language daily newspapers here.
I have also done freelance work for Time Out-Read moreAbu Dhabi, What's On - Abu Dhabi, BBC Online, Mediafax (Romanian national news agency) and various UK and Romanian magazines. I have also worked as a photographer for Photonews Agency in London and freelance.
As a journalist, I specialise in environment, renewable energy, current affaires, social issues, communities, culture, arts, travel and the hospitality industry.
Languages
English Romanian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries News Gathering
+8
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+11

Mark Townsend

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Award-winning journalist covering politics, business and economics in the Gulf and Southeast Asia including OPEC and the impact of the global financial crisis. Former correspondent Philippines for the FT, Former co-presenter 'Business Breakfast' and 'Business Tonight', Dubai-Eye 103.8FM, Former Read moreEditor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters GRC. Reported for ITN News at Ten. Contributor to Al Jazeera, Euromoney, Finance Asia, Financial Times, Global Finance, Global Integrity, Global Markets, Good Morning Britain, Institutional Investor magazine, and LNG Publishing (US). Reviewer for World Wide Web Foundation. Special Gulf Adviser to UK management consultancy.
Languages
Arabic English French
Services
News Gathering Feature Stories Content Writing
+7
Skills
Fact Checking

Joanne Serrieh

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
I am a multimedia journalist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates originally from Sacramento, California. I have a bachelors degree in Journalism from California State University, Sacramento and a Masters Certificate for a Digital Media Skills course from University of California, Berkeley. Through Read moremy passion for journalism and story telling, I gained experience in writing stories, editing videos and audio, as well as became an expert in social media and how to use it for news gathering and story telling.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Business Current Affairs Entertainment & Celebrity
+7

Rob Chilton

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Rob Chilton is a journalist, broadcaster and voiceover artist with more than 25 years’ experience in New York, London and Dubai. He is currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity
+5

Samia Qaiyum

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Samia Qaiyum is a travel and culture editor based in Dubai, UAE, contributing to the likes of Monocle, Kinfolk, New Internationalist, Condé Nast Traveller, FairPlanet, and InsideHook. She is also a sub-editor with experience in academic textbooks, corporate brochures, as well as print and digital Read morepublications.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+2
Skills
Arts & Books Film & Theatre Entertainment & Celebrity
+6

Menan Khater

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Menan Khater is an award-winning Egyptian journalist currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She has more than seven years of professional newsroom experience working with different outlets in Egypt and the region in print, TV, digital, and newswires. Menan is currently pursuing MA in Read moreInternational Affairs from King's College London. Available for assignments in English or Arabic.
Languages
Arabic English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+6

Aya De Quiroz

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Aya has been in media for 7 years and counting, with extensive experience in radio-tv reporting and presenting. 

Broadcasting highlights:
- 2019 Southeast Asian Games youngest female announcer and host*
- NCAA PH Season 97 Courtside Reporter (2022)
- NCAA PH Season 94 Courtside Reporter (2018-Read more2019)
- Radio1 Program Head (2018-2019), Monster RX 93.1 S. DJ (2016-2019)

*Musical Theater background- Trumpets Playshop PH
*Fluent in American English

For immediate bookings, shoot me an email over at: ******
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+7
Skills
Current Affairs Arts & Books Natural Disasters
+10
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