Doaa worked as a cartoonist for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Dustour, the magazine Rose al-Yūsuf, Sabah El Kheir magazine, and the magazines Qatr El Nada, Alaa-El Din, and Bassem. Her cartoons now appear in the newspaper Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt Today).
- Award of Journalistic Distinction in Caricature (2009)
- "13 Arab women are in BBC's '100 Women 2016', get to know them". Step Feed. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Satirical cartoonists who dare speak truth to Africa's power; from Gado, 'Z', Papo, Doaa El Adl, Tayo, Zapiro..." 15 January 2015.
- "North African cartoonists fight back against male guardianship". 30 November 2016.
- "Egyptian Cartoonist Doaa El Adl on Critizing Genital Mutilation and Politicians - Sampsonia Way Magazine". Retrieved 24 December 2016.