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Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, (now at Northwestern University in Qatar), has launched a podcast called Dubai Wave, produced by he and a talented team of students, in a course called Online Media Production. Bringing listeners around the world interviews with fascinating personalities from Dubai and the greater Middle East.

October 7, 2018

Ep 11: Dubai Digital Influencing, ft. Khalid Al Ameri

The Dubai Wave Podcast returns for Season 3! For the first episode of the new season, we are thrilled to present an exclusive conversation with one of Dubai’s most charismatic and compelling break out stars in social media and digital media entrepreneurship, Khalid Al Ameri!

Produced by Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, the show is created with the help of a talented student production team at AUD.


About Khalid Al Ameri

In 2016, named by Arabian Business as one of the 100 most influential young Arabs in the world: Khalid has a become a breakout star as a social media and digital media influencer, creating compelling content that is watched and followed by millions of people in the city of Dubai, the region, and across the world. A Stanford MBA; and previously in asset management and investments at an Abu Dhabi based sovereign wealth fund; and co-founder of food and beverage company Slices: Khalid is currently a writer on regional issues such as education, entrepreneurship, and employment for The Gulf Today and Shawati Magazine, and hosting workshops across the UAE on career development and life planning. Passionate about youth development and doing what he can to bring passion and purpose to the lives of others: in this exclusive interview, in his trademark energetic and charismatic style, he tells the story of his unique career path and provides gems of advice for young people seeking to break into the field of digital media entrepreneurship

About the Dubai Wave Podcast

The concept with Dubai Wave is to look at big picture Dubai. Each episode focuses on a unique topic, such as Dubai Fitness; Dubai Social Media; Dubai Food Scene; Dubai Music, etc., with the goal to illuminate a 360-degree viewpoint of all the exciting things happening here, the gem of the Middle East. The impressive guest list to date includes the founder of Dubai’s most influential MMA gym, Tam Khan (Dubai MMA); successful entrepreneur, Anas Bukhash (Dubai Entrepreneurship); the editor of What’s On Dubai, Laura Coughlin (Dubai Magazines); the host of Virgin Radio Dubai, Brent Black, (Dubai Radio); and the first Emirati filmmaker to achieve International acclaim and standing, Ali F. Mostafa, (Dubai Film). Previously, Dr. Striker, with help from talented Digital Media and MBRSC students, launched a successful podcast called Digital Media & Tech in Dubai, focused on the Dubai tech industry, with eight episodes to date, featuring some of Dubai’s most exciting digital thought leaders.  

Hosted by:

Spencer Striker, PhD, Digital Media professor at the American University in Dubai

& Shoug Al Sayegh, Digital Media Student at AUD

Special Guest:

Khalid Al Ameri:


Produced by: Sarbjyoti Sahni, AUD Digital Media student

Edited by:
Nicolas Philippe Kamel, AUD Digital Media student

Audio engineering by:
AUD Digital Media’s own Anil Mathew James

Special thanks to the AUD Marcom Team.

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