Dr Saadia Arif

Saadia Arif

Dr Saadia Arif

Urdu Instructor

Dr Saadia Arif, our new Urdu language instructor, is originally from Pakistan and Urdu is her mother tongue. She was born in and spent her early years in Saudi Arabia, and is fluent in both Urdu & English. She is a Medical Doctor by profession with a. speciality in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Before migrating to New Zealand in 2016 with her family, she also worked in the UK. Saadia is now happily settled and raising two amazing boys in Hamilton. She has volunteered for the Red Cross since 2016, which gives her an opportunity to help and connect with the local community. She is currently studying to complete her post-graduation degree. Saadia enjoys pottery, photography, painting and exploring the beautiful outdoors of Aotearoa. Her love for travelling took her to discover Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, South Africa, Dubai, India, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Experiencing diverse, rich cultures and meeting amazing people are among her most treasured memories.