Inspiring trailblazers: Epic Journeys

Inspiring trailblazers: Epic Journeys


Get inspired by the Middle East’s most pioneering trailblazers, as we take you on an epic journey, where they share their challenges, victories and drive to succeed. Captured and brought to life via Canon’s game-changing EOS R5, R6 and C70 cameras.

Who are our trailblazers?

Fatima Al Harthi: Emirati equestrian and long-distance endurance rider.

Laila Al Yousuf: Award-winning commercial interior designer.

Maximilian Busser: Globally renowned watchmaker and icon of the luxury timepiece industry.

Dr. (Eng.) Suaad Alshamsi: UAE’s first female Emirati aircraft engineer.

Layla Kardan: Singer and song writer, known for challenging the status quo and speaking her truth.

Raha Moharrak: Fearless adventurer and the first Saudi Arabian woman to climb Mount Everest.

Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi: Culinary explorer leading Kuwait’s food renaissance and advocate for the unifying power of food.

Meet our traiblazers

Canon is proud to present changemakers who are blazing a trail for others, as well as showcase the cameras and professional techniques that were used to bring these epic stories to life.
Fatima Al Harthi: Emirati equestrian


Fatima Al Harthi

As one of the UAE’s youngest female endurance riders and equestrian, Fatima Al Harthi has broken many stereotypes and challenged many norms, to emerge as a voice of a new generation.

Commercial Interior Designer

Laila Al Yousuf

A unique voice within a male-dominated field, Leila has shattered many glass ceilings along the way. From being the youngest and only female voice on many construction sites, to setting up her own firm, Laila is a true inspiration.

Laila Al Yousuf: Commercial Interior Designer
Maximilian Busser: independent watchmaker

Independent watchmaker

Maximilian Busser

A creative genius who has taken the watch industry by storm, Max Busser is known for challenging the conventional and always going where others have not dared.


Dr. (Eng.) Suaad Alshamsi

To be the ‘first’ to achieve something is a rare privilege, requiring tremendous bravery, perseverance and will power. As the first female Emirati flight engineer, Dr. Suaad embodies all these qualities and is a role model for generations to come.

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Canon Camera


Layla Kardani

With a distinct singing style and a refusal to compromise, Layla uses her singing to share her unique point of view and offer a new perspective.


Raha Moharrak

With a taste for adventure and the first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest, Raha has truly forged her own path. Not letting the norms of society define her, Raha followed her dreams to emerge on top of the world.

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Canon Camera


Faisal Fahad Al Nashmi

Setting the culinary scene on fire with his new concepts and tantalizing dishes, Faisal is synonymous with revolutionizing the food scene in Kuwait.

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