Gulf News is the national newspaper for the UAE, with a daily BPA audited paid circulation of over 108,000, and an online audience of 3.5 million unique visits every month. It is the most widely read newspaper and news website in English in the Middle East.
I began my career as a writer freelancing for Gulf News, initially contributing editorial content to their print classifieds section, before on to write articles regularly for their Freehold real estate section. During my time with Gulf News I would generate content ideas on a range of topics, liaise with PR companies to source quotes and interviews with industry experts, and work to a strict deadline on monthly assignments.
I was eventually asked to write for the new MyGuide weekend supplement of the newspaper, researching and writing articles which offered a guide to various aspects of living in the UAE from education to restaurants and entertainment.