Camilla Hall has worked as a journalist in the United Arab Emirates for the past three years, covering economics, politics and finance in the Gulf region.
She moved to Dubai with Bloomberg News from their London bureau, where she had covered Middle East politics and foreign affairs.
During her time with Bloomberg in Dubai, Camilla wrote extensively on the Dubai World debt crisis, the dispute between Saudi Arabia’s Saad Group and the Al Gosaibi family as well as close coverage of the central banks and finance ministries. She also reported on the region’s debt markets and helped start a specialized Islamic Finance column from the region.
Her role took her to report at G20, IMF, World Economic Forum and Basel meetings in cities including Istanbul, London, Marrakech and Amman. She has also travelled extensively in the Gulf region, including Saudi Arabia.
This year, Camilla moved to the Financial Times and is now based in their Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi, covering a broad range of subjects across the Gulf. So far her stories have touched upon the emirate’s sovereign wealth funds, cultural plans, as well as economic and financial analysis on the region.
She is a graduate of Arabic and Spanish from Edinburgh University and spent a lot of time abroad in Syria and Egypt, studying the language. She worked with Reuters in 2005, covering Egypt’s parliamentary elections and contributed to magazines in Egypt.