“Our vision is to become the platform and voice of project management in the region”


Who Is Saira Karim?

Saira Karim is a project management blogger and founder of the site Project Arab Gulf.

Saira is a British expatriate who has been living and working in the Arabian Gulf region for over 12 years. She is a PMP certified Project Manager and a certified Member of the Chartered Management Institute. Graduating from the University of London UK, Saira entered the world of project management in 1993 whilst working on UK government projects.  Since moving to the GCC, she has worked in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Qatar. Establishing herself as a project management consultant and trainer, she works with clients from a variety of industries including Oil and Gas, IT, Banking and Health Services.



Story of Project Arab Gulf

Project Arab Gulf was founded in April 2011 as a platform to share Saira’s thoughts and experiences of working in the region.

Project Arab Gulf focuses on project management within the GCC region (Gulf Cooperation Council). The GCC is a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern monarchies — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman.  This is a powerful region where local and international businesses alike compete to capitalise on the many projects and opportunities available. Also home to abundantly backed, huge transformational projects in energy, infrastructure, Environment and Technology. The GCC provides employment for thousands of PM professionals made up of native Arabs and expatriate nationalities from around the world. This makes for a unique and complex work force where ideas and methods come together into one melting pot.

Blogging gave Saira an outlet to capture the activity that was taking place and document the regions challenges and achievements as it journeys through change. Her blogs are original and written based on her first hand experiences.

Project Arab Gulf provides a twitter service with updated project news from the region and looks forward to expanding to provide more services to the project management community.


What we care about

Keeping a positive perspective on everything
Sharing and learning
Promoting good practices and raising standards
Providing you with a useful service and information about projects in the region


What we offer

Original blogs
Interviews and experiences from professionals working in the region
Case studies and reviews
News, discussion and more


Who should use this site?

Job seekers
Event’s organisers
Suppliers of quality project management products
Anyone interested in project management


Thank you for your interest in Project Arab Gulf, please do contact us if you have any questions.