Royal Leopard finances and produces original scripted and unscripted entertainment for the broadcasting, film and digital platforms. We produce content that speaks to and connects with the underserved demographic of women and millennials in the Middle East.
I have always had a fascination with the film industry and always wanted to entertain people in one capacity or another. So I started a Youtube channel called Sketchorama with my brother where we film everything from sketches, vlogs, songs, commentary and video gaming.
I had the idea of “Women in Dubai” overnight when I watched my mother and her friends playing cards and arguing over the smallest things during their game and it was very entertaining. The idea then evolved into the show you see now, following the lives of 6 glamourous women in the glamourous city of Dubai.
I Completed my GCSE and A levels at Rashid School For Boys in Dubai then graduated from Higher Colleges of Technology Sharjah with a Diploma in business management. I then in 2008 I went to Woodbury University in California where I studied marketing and graduated with a bachelor’s degree. I returned back to the UAE where I began working for one of ADNOC subsidiary companies, Borouge in 2013 as a contract specialist.
I met Hossam in Woodbury University and we became good friends. With my creativity and his strong business management skills we decided to open an internet café in the city of Ruwais called 4gamers. The success of this venture paved our business partnership and the creation of our production company Royal Leopard Productions. We then successfully shot the pilot for “Women in Dubai” with almost no experience in the field or industry.
“Women of Dubai” is only the start though, we already have ideas for 3 other TV shows to create and are looking to change the landscape of Arabic Shows.
A graduate of Woodbury University, California, I majored in Political Science & Business Management. Upon returning to the UAE, I began my career as Financial Analyst at the age 22 for Union National Bank (now Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank).
I started in the Large Corporate Finance division of the bank for clients with assets of AED 500 million+. I quickly adapted to and learned how to manage and facilitate company accounts, depending on their needs, but also considering their financial liabilities while mitigating the bank’s exposure to risk.
At 24, I moved to global consulting firm Protiviti as a business consultant. This is where I acquired the knowledge and skill of how businesses operate and grow. I was able to strategize and conduct transformation projects for multiple companies in the private as well as the public sector including UNEC, EMAAR, ETIHAD RAIL, EXPO 2020 and Dubai TV.
I sharpened my technical and commercial skills over the years by assisting and managing accounts worth over AED 20 billion and dealing with the highest level of business executives.
Fahd & I met in university and became fast friends. Our passion for entertainment coupled with our entrepreneurial instincts quickly identified a gap in the markets of e-sports and original Arabic language film and television content.
Our market analysis of the Middle East entertainment industry exposed the underserved demographic of both the female and millennial audiences. Thus, Royal Leopard decided to produce original scripted and unscripted entertainment for that segment.
I now executive produce all our TV and film projects while actively seeking opportunities to expand our investment in e-sports.
Follow the cosmopolitan lives of 5 successful women living in Dubai as their Friendship is challenged by insecurities and misunderstandings white they remain focused on breaking stereotypes and barriers.
Much like anywhere else, every woman in the Arab world is different. From the earnest twenty-something to the fierce and hip grandmother, the busy celebrity stylist to the businesswoman, and from the event and TV presenter to the beauty specialist. The one thing they all share is… Girl Power!
The ladies are all about empowering each other and every woman, young or old, watching the show. Get inside the lives of these women who live the fast and glamorous life in Dubai and learn what makes them tick. See them juggling the demands of high-powered jobs with the demands of family and, for some, the search for love.
An Emirati female-led police drama feature film set in Dubai. Palestinian auteur Annemarie Jacir is attached to direct from an original screenplay penned by our very own Mo Yusuf.
Royal Talent supports, champions and manages the careers of talented Arab artists with a singular voice and a commitment to excellence through their dedication, discipline and consistency.
Royal Talent is not in the business of making people famous. Ironically, exceptional work always leads to success. Fame, celebrity and money, on their own, are arbitrary and momentary. Exceptional work lasts forever.
If you’re a talent that is looking to become famous, please look elsewhere. If you’re looking to build a career and are hardworking, committed and willing to be patient, Royal Talent is the home for you. You focus on what you love to do and we’ll take care of everything else.