Saeed Saeed is a features writer for The National, reporting on all things arts and culture happening in the UAE and internationally. With a focus on music, the publishing industry, and Arabic pop culture, Saeed has covered some of the region’s biggest cultural and literary events in addition to book fairs from Abu Dhabi and Cairo to Frankfurt and Madrid. Born in Abu Dhabi, Saeed lived in the UAE until he was nine before moving to Melbourne, Australia, where he’s also worked as a security guard, youth worker, and video-store clerk. He returned to the city of his birth in 2011 to work for The National. Saeed continues to be amazed at the Abu Dhabi’s cultural development and expansion.