Middle Eastern Society

The Middle Eastern Society is a welcoming space for students interested in the Middle East as well as those missing home. Join us for one of our many cultural, academic and social events.


  • Middle Eastern Society Academic Year Non Student Membership£8.00
  • Middle Eastern Society Academic Year Student Membership£5.00

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The Edinburgh University Middle Eastern Society was founded in 2014 by a group of students that wished to recreate the same sense of community and hospitality Middle Eastern culture is renowned for. We hope to provide a social and academic space for all things Middle East! 

Our aim

Our aims are

  • To provide a platform from which to engage with social, cultural, political and historical aspects of the Middle East.
  • To promote active engagement with current social situations in the region.
  • To promote contemporary Middle Eastern artists, both within and beyond Edinburgh.
  • To encourage linguistic exchange between students of the region’s languages and native speakers.




Membership entitles you to a year of 

  • Discounts to several Middle Eastern Restaurants 
  • Discounted entry to all our events including our annual ball 
  • An automatic subscription to our bi-weekly newsletter
  • The ability to vote for committee members and constitutional changes 



Find out about our latest events by clicking here for our Facebook page or by sending us an email. 



We look forwards to hearing from you!



Events Coordinator & Social Sec
Marwa Almatrook
Media and Marketing Officer
Ayah Annab
Karen Abdallah
Mariam Alyafei
Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer
Iman Khwaja
Sami El Houcheimi
Vice President
Shaheen Al Alawi