Nayla Al Khaja

Screenwriter & Director

Nayla Al Khaja, UAE’s first female film director, founded D-Seven Motion Pictures and The Scene Club, shaping a distinguished career in cinematography. Renowned for her motivational speaking on storytelling and cinema, Nayla breaks gender barriers in male-dominated fields.

Educated in Mass Communications and Filmmaking at Dubai Women’s College and Ryerson University, Nayla founded D-SEVEN Motion Pictures, producing films and commercials for global brands. She later launched The Scene Club, celebrating international independent cinema and hosting renowned directors.

As Executive Producer and Director at Nayla Al Khaja Films, Nayla continues to garner accolades, including recognition on the Arabian Business Power List and as one of the 50 Most Powerful Arab Women. Her films have earned prestigious awards worldwide.

Nayla captivates audiences with her TEDx Talk and empowers women in male-dominated sectors through her motivational speaking engagements. Fluent in English and Arabic, she delivers compelling insights into the cinema economy and film financing globally.

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