I’m based in Dubai as a freelance health and travel journalist, media consultant, and content creator.

As a freelance journalist, my pieces have appeared in Travel + Leisure, The Sunday Times, Travelzoo, Shape, CNN Travel, Afar, Elite Traveler, The National, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, The Guardian, Edgar, Bespoke, Destinations of the World News, several inflight magazines and other UK, UAE and US outlets. I’ve done radio for the BBC. My writing focuses on luxury, health and travel.

As a content creator, I share wellness tips and travels on instagram.com/danaemercer.

On a more business note, I’ve worked with the Special Olympics World Games – Saudi delegation, CondeNast Traveller Middle East, Dubai Tourism, InterContinental Hotel Group,  EnVeritas, travel apps, audio guides and others to create content. I’ve done everything from writing speeches to rewriting websites to creating white papers. I specialize in media consultancy and media strategy.

If you’d like PDFs of specific pieces, examples of certain types of work, or generally just more information, please do get in touch.

BBC World Service

Bloomberg Pursuits

The Sunday Times and The Times

Travel and Leisure

CNN Travel


The National

Inflight magazines

Elite Traveler

The Guardian

Etihad Airways inflight magazine

Bespoke magazine – UAE luxury

The Telegraph

  • A regular column for The Telegraph – Men section on dating and romance