Noor AlQahtani is a freelance writer in Riyadh who covers the city for Forbes Travel Guide. Only a handful of Saudi food bloggers, she is the creator of Ya Salam Cooking, a Middle Eastern cuisine website with more than 700 recipes drawing on her interest in cooking, writing and photography. AlQahtani studied fashion design and marketing in Chicago and Atlanta and has since found more satisfying ways to unleash her overflowing creativity. Passionate about design, food and her new home in Saudi Arabia, she loves to share her ideas with the world. AlQahtani also writes a fashion and design blog, Little Pink Strawberries, in addition to penning columns for a few regional and U.K.-based magazines.