Doing business in Dubai requires a good relationship with media members, and the best way to establish that is by entrusting Public Relations Agencies in Dubai to handle your business.
Problem is, there are over 100 Public Relations Agencies and Firms in Dubai, varying from small boutique shops to branches of major international PR agencies. Choosing which one to go with needs some decent research and thorough comparison.
After working for over a decade as a journalist, writer, and editor in the media sector in various companies, full-time, part-time and as a freelancer, in Dubai, and after covering many many topics and events, I’ve compiled my own tried & tested detailed list of PR agencies in Dubai.
Having said this, please note that PR companies in Dubai keep coming and going. It’s very easy to setup a PR agency in Dubai, just check the total count of PR agencies in UAE. Let’s begin.
PR Agencies in Dubai / Public relations agencies in Dubai
A brand experience / digital marketing agency.
Clients: Du, GM, Intel, Microsoft, flydubai, SAP
D61/62, International Media Production Zone (IMPZ)
Mohammed Bin Zayed Road | Dubai | UAEs
Tel: +971 (4) 435 5995
Clients: DIFC, Meraas, Sony ME, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai Silicon Oasis
104, Block B, Office Park Building, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
www.apcoworldwide.com| Middle East Consultancy of the Year 2014 |
ASDA’A Burson – Marsteller
Bates Pan Gulf Publicity
Tel: +9714-2953456 +9714-2958066
Clients: Rolls Royce, DAMDAC Real Estate, Siemens, iSON Technologies
Director: Tala Toukan | email@example.com | linkedin.com/in/talatoukan
5/F, Gate Village Building 10, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 375 7740
Wajih Halawah | firstname.lastname@example.org | +971 4 446 6270
Caliber Interactive Dubai
204, Indigo Tower, D, JLT, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 551 6107
Edelman Dubai (Former DABO & CO.)
[On April 2015, Edelman acquired DABO & Co. Edelman UAE opened its first office in Abu Dhabi in 2008]
Clients: HP UAE, FlyDubai, Namshi.com, Dubai Tourism
First Floor, Boutique Villa 3, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Tel: +971 4 455 3800
Nicola McAlpine | Managing Director | email@example.com +971 50 616 8720
Fifth Ring Dubai
Operating in Dubai since 2004, a small boutique PR shop. Things didn’t go well with them so they downsized and they are not that active anymore. They have an abandoned Twitter account handle: @FifthRingDXB
Address: BIZ COM, Suite 702, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Daniela Tejada | M +971 55 591 0723 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Becky Briggs | M +971 55 521 7370 | Becky.email@example.com
GMASCO Marketing Communications
Clients: Al-Futaim group
Tel: +971 4 208 5750
Mohini Parmar | Mohini.firstname.lastname@example.org | +971 56 656 9885
Clients: MasterCard, Bayer HealthCare, EMC, Kaspersky, Canon, Emax, FunCity, The Boston Consulting Group, Amwal AlKhaleej, Marya Investments, Kraft Foods, Ajmal Perfumes, Hewitt Associates, Mubadala, BP, GMMOS Group, and Unique Maritime Group.
Group Director: Nadia Ejaz | email@example.com
MD: Yiannis Vafeas | firstname.lastname@example.org
Capricorn Tower, 7th Floor, Shk Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
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Grayling (previously Momentum)
Havas PR Middle East
Clients: LG Mobile, Sony Mobile, Peugeot UAE
MD: Rachid Mtaini
Choueiri Building, 2nd Fl., Knowledge Village, Dubai
Tel: +971 4 455 6000
Fax: +971 4 455 6299
Contacts: Dina Samhout | Head, Consumer PR | email@example.com
Clients: Lenovo, Informa (Arab Health)
Office 312, Al-Safeenah Building, Near Lamcy Plaza
Fax: +971 4 3344 923
House of Comms
Clients: Virgin Atlantic, Marriott & Starwood Hotels
Office 212, Apex Atrium Building, Motor City, Dubai, UAE.
[You are reading: Wajeez’ list of Public Relations Agencies in Dubai]
Iris Public Relations
Office 2802, HDS Business Centre Building
M Cluster, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +9714 4341207
Shrouq Moustafa | +971 56 349 6136 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Clients: Bebe, Energizer ME, RTA, Dubai Airport Freezone, London Fish & Chips, Costa Coffee, Baskin Robins, Mazda, Targus, LG, Gargash Enterprises.
MD: Meghna Kothari (http://meghnakothari.com/)
Number of employees: 30+
Office 2302, Al Thuraya II Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Tel: +9714 445 6848
Fax: +9714 438 0236
MEMAC Ogilvy & Mather – Dubai
Saad Abu Touq | +971 4 305 0314 | email@example.com
Caroline Afara | +971 4 305 0324 | firstname.lastname@example.org
MSL GROUP (Former LeoComm PR, part of Publicis Communications)
Clients: Samsung Mobile, Bupa, du, General Motors
Bldg. 11, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Tel: +971-4-367 6150
Fax: +971-4-367 2615
[PR Companies in Dubai]
email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
+9714 298 0808
Clients: Microsoft Gulf, Xbox, Novartis, Merck Serono, Eli Lilly, Abbvie, Abbott
Number of employees: 20+
Zaabeel Road, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 372 4622
Ali Sharif | +971501671783 | email@example.com
Spot On Public Relations
+9714-3491686 | +9714-3493245
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Clients: Western Union, Porsche, Abu Dhabi Retirement & Pensions Fund
Owner: Tony Husseini
GM: Elie Nassar / Raja Salman
Layal Charara | +971566075570 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Content Factory
Clients: SanDisk, GamePower7
+971 (4) 447 2501
[You are reading: Wajeez’ list of Public Relations Agencies in Dubai]
The Portsmouth Group
Clients: Majid Al Futtaim, Dubai Design District (d3), Dubai Watch Week
Managing partner: Eileen Wallis
Tel: +971 4 369 3575 |
Mob: +971 55 722 8662
[A premium version of the list of Public Relations Agencies in Dubai can be purchased here]
+9714 428 1502
t!ps PR and Communication Consultants – Total Publishing Solutions
Clients: Infinia Services, GreenParking, Fila Middle East
Founder & Owner: Paul Sader
Al Thuraya 1 Tower, 16th Floor | Dubai Media City | Dubai
+971 4 3681681
Mathilde Serhan Dupont |Mob: +97152 673 9870 | email@example.com
Wallis Marketing Consultants
Clients: SAP, St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
+9714 390 1950
Clients: Abercrombie & Kent, UTS, SledgeHammer
Contact: Carol Avison | +971 50 354 6811 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtue PR & Marketing Communications
Clients: Empower , Al Marjan Island, MiX Telematics
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 4508835
Contacts: Mirvat Naba | +971 55 928 1414 | email@example.com
The hunt for the best public relations agencies in Dubai
“BEST” is a very elusive and hard to define word, whereas no one will agree upon and accept that definition. They say: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” And I say, when in Dubai, do as ‘Dubaians’ do. They judge any PR agency based on its list of clients. It’s hard to find a criteria more reliable (and acceptable) to judge those PR companies in Dubai.
Free PR Distribution / Publishing websites in UAE / Dubai
Media lists for UAE
Cision.com is the favorite choice for PR companies in UAE. They buy a list and move on to updating the info and building upon it. Every year, they will rinse and repeat. Cision.com is not cheap though (I’m personally on Cision’s UAE media list and this is how I stay in touch with the PR scene in Dubai).
You can always try some of the free or low-cost options like: Muck Rack, Pressrush, Journalisted, Hey Press and Press Me, but there is no guarantee their lists are up to date.
Just keep in mind that those sources tend to have outdated information. Take your time to research and build your own media list: LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, and mastheads.
My premium, ever-growing Dubai PR & Media list includes 41 PR / Media agencies | 17 Dubai Media list contacts | 18 PR Contacts for Major Companies in Dubai. The list includes email addresses, phones, mobile, faxes, top clients list, etc.) You can buy and instantly download my Dubai PR list from this link in the form of a PDF file. You can have a feeling for what you’ll be getting in that list here below.
Although I have tried hard to keep this list of all public relations agencies in Dubai updated, but Dubai is known for being dynamic, changing all of the time. And so, it’s nearly impossible to stay 100% in sync with all this action. Every effort has been exerted to keep this list updated as can be. Your feedback and help to reach that target is highly appreciated.
Please note that the international country calling / phone code for United Arab Emirates is +971. The phone code for Dubai is 04. Mobile phones in UAE start with codes: 050 – 055 – 056 – 052
After posting this list of public relations agencies in Dubai, some readers asked for the list of public relations agencies in Dubai Media City. Well, not all PR companies in Dubai operate in the Dubai Media City premises. There is no need to limit your search for this area alone as it is not inclusive of many big PR agencies in Dubai.