Dahlia Kholaif is a journalist with over ten years of experience in reporting on the Middle East for renowned regional and international media outlets.
She started her career in 2006 after graduating with a journalism major from Cairo University’s faculty of media and mass communication. She joined Kuwait’s Arab Times, Kuwait’s leading English daily as a parliamentary reporter, covering the Arabian Gulf’s most democratic scene through a time of political deadlock.
In 2009, she joined Bloomberg News as its Kuwait-based reporter. Writing news pieces, features and in depth articles, Dahlia wrote about the politics and economy of Kuwait, interviewing officials, chief executives, bankers and investors, breaking news and getting scoops along the way. When tides of the Arab Spring came in, she reported extensively on the turmoil in Egypt from the ground, wrote about protests in Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf and contributed to the Middle East bureau’s coverage of the wars in Syria and Yemen. All through, she wrote business stories extending from Kuwait through Egypt to Morocco.
In 2013, she joined Al Jazeera English Online as a reporter from Cairo, writing about a coup as it unfolded against the country’s first freely-elected government, and its economic, political and social ramifications. In November of the same year, she joined the network’s online news desk in Doha.
Since May 2015, she's been the Wall Street Journal’s Egypt-based reporter, covering everything from politics, terrorism and counter-terrorism campaigns, economy, culture and minorities rights.