Megha Merani is an independent journalist with more than a decade of newspaper, magazine and web reporting experience in the United Arab Emirates, writing hard news, features and opinion pieces that have made both local and global headlines.
Her work has been published across Reuters, Thomson Reuters Projects, Zawya, Bloomberg Middle East, Entrepreneur Middle East, Arabian Business, Arab News, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives' Middle East Exchange, Salaam Gateway, Citizen K, Accelerate SME, Dubai Chamber's Dubai Startup Hub, CEO Middle East, Gulf News, tabloid!, Friday, former local daily 7DAYS, market intelligence portals, and government publications including editorial for the World Government Summit.
She writes across a wide range of topics including general news, business, technology, entrepreneurship, construction, tax, motoring, education, migrant labour issues and human interest pieces.
In 2018, she won a grant from the Thomson Reuters Foundation and The Global Initiative Against Organized Crime funded by the government of Norway to report on the online trade in illegal wildlife.
Got a story? Write to her at megha.merani [at] gmail.com