Jonathan Gornall is a freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK.

He specialises in health, a subject on which he has written for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail, and in the history and heritage of the Gulf states. He covers a wide range of topics for Arab News, the English-language daily newspaper based in Saudi Arabia, and writes a bi-monthly column for the Dubai-based Syndication Bureau. From 2008 to to 2012 he was a staff writer with The National in the UAE. During that time he lived in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and travelled to many countries in the region, including Iraq, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar. He now lives in East Anglia in the UK with his wife and daughter.