Leila Hatoum

The First ‘Face of Dubai’

It’s an honour to have been the first face selected by Yasir for his project “Faces of Dubai” a few years back.

Today, I look upon it and I think to myself: Dubai has given me so much. Stability, an extended family and great friends from all walks of life and from the four corners of the earth.

In Dubai, people come and go, the city may forget about those who pass her by, but it definitely stays in the hearts and minds of those who’ve lived among her alleys and neighbourhoods. In that sense, the city becomes part of the lustre you see in our eyes every time we hear the word: Dubai

Leila Hatoum
Senior Deputy Editor
Newsweek Middle East