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Nayla Al Khaja speaker

Nayla Al Khaja

UAE’s first female Film Director

Nayla Al Khaja, the first female Film Director in the United Arab Emirates, possesses a unique advantage with proficiency in four international languages, facilitating complex projects globally. She achieved acclaim with her debut feature film “Three,” released theatrically across the Gulf and major MENA territories, and currently has two films streaming on Netflix, including “The Shadow” and “Animal.” With a commitment to advocating for women’s voices in film, Nayla’s upcoming project “BAAB” is a fantasy realism horror, featuring AR Rahman’s musical score, slated for shooting in 2024.

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  • Arabic
  • English
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Nayla Al Khaja's 2024 biography

Meet Nayla Al Khaja

Nayla Al Khaja is the first female Film Director in the United Arab Emirates.

Her knowledge of four international languages provides her with a unique advantage when facilitating complex and sensitive projects both regionally and globally.

She successfully wrapped up her debut feature film, “Three,” released theatrically on February 1, 2024 across the Gulf and major MENA territories.

Currently she has two films streaming on Netflix, The Shadow and Animal.

Her upcoming project, “BAAB,” is a fantasy realism horror slated for shooting in 2024, with the acclaimed two times Oscar winner AR Rahman set to compose the musical score for the film.

She has been a top-tier speaker in many events, constantly advocating for women’s voices and presence in the film world.

Nayla has also directed TV commercials for prestigious brands like Mercedes, Nike, Nestlé, Neutrogena, Nivea, and worked with high-profile clients such as Annie Leibovitz and Roger Federer. Additionally, she was appointed as the Behind-The-Scenes Director for the mega-budget film Star Trek 3 by the Dubai Government. With over two decades of running a Production company, Nayla possesses a comprehensive 360-degree perspective, understanding the creative and fiscal aspects crucial for successful productions. Her knowledge of four international languages provides her with a unique advantage when facilitating complex and sensitive projects both regionally and globally.

Nayla Al Khaja became representative, brand ambassador & endorser of companies through partnerships and promotions such as Apple, Samsung, Oppo, Honor, Du Telecommunication, Porsche, Infiniti, Benq, LG, Canon, Gucci, Chopard, Damas Jewelry, Estée Lauder, Tag Hueur, Kare, Emirates NBD and Emirates Airline.

Nayla Al Khaja's 2024 talks & topics

How she became the first female director in the United Arab Emirates

Advocating for women’s voices

Women empowerment

Presence in the film world

Film making topics

Nayla Al Khaja's 2024 speaking fees

Nayla travels from:
  • United Arab Emirates

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