Before joining the University of East Anglia, Rahaf worked as a lecturer in law at the Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She taught on several modules including Commercial Law, Public International Law, Dispute Conflict Resolution, Constitutional Law, Litigation and Rights in Rem. Rahaf was also the Supervisor of the University Law Society and held numerous administrative positions.
Miss Alqahtani gained a full scholarship from the Saudi Government to pursue her PhD in Commercial Law at UEA. She will work under the supervision of Dr Youseph Farah and Dr Hakeem Seriki.