List of All Public Relations Agencies in Dubai

List of All Public Relations Agencies in Dubai

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

Action Impact

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
www.actionimpact.com

APCO WorldWide

Clients: DIFC, Meraas, Sony ME, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dubai Silicon Oasis
104, Block B, Office Park Building, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971.4.361.3333
srekhi@apcoworldwide.com | mkandil@apcoworldwide.com
www.apcoworldwide.com| Middle East Consultancy of the Year 2014 |

ASDA’A Burson – Marsteller

Clients: Emaar
Tel: +971-4-4507600
info.asdaa@bm.com
asdaabm.com

Bates Pan Gulf Publicity

Tel: +9714-2953456 +9714-2958066
bizdev@batespangulf.com
batespangulf.com

Brunswick Dubai

Clients: Rolls Royce, DAMDAC Real Estate, Siemens, iSON Technologies
Director: Tala Toukan | ttoukan@brunswickgroup.com | linkedin.com/in/talatoukan
5/F, Gate Village Building 10, DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 375 7740
brunswickgroup.com

Contacts:
Wajih Halawah | whalawa@brunswickgroup.com | +971 4 446 6270

Caliber Interactive Dubai

Staff: 5
204, Indigo Tower, D, JLT, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 551 6107
hello@caliber.ae
caliber.ae

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
info@edelman.ae
www.edelman.ae

Contacts:
Nicola McAlpine | Managing Director | nicola.mcalpine@edelman.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
Tel: +9714-372-0100
prdubai@fifthring.com / dubai@fifthring.com
www.fifthring.com

Four Communications

Clients: ADNEC , Majid Al Futtaim, InterContinental
+971 55 98533370 / +971 55 9853374
fourcommunications.com

Contacts:
Daniela Tejada | M +971 55 591 0723 | daniela.tejada@fourcommunications.com
Becky Briggs | M +971 55 521 7370 | Becky.briggs@fourcommunications.com

FleishmanHillard Dubai

Clients: Philips, Agility, Bosch, Emerson
Staff: ~15
Office 204, Loft Office One | Dubai Media City | UAE
fleishman-me.com | Facebook

 

 

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GMASCO Marketing Communications

Clients: Al-Futaim group
Tel:  +971 4 208 5750
gmasco@gmasco.com
www.gmasco.com

Contacts:
Mohini Parmar | Mohini.parmar@gmasco.com | +971 56 656 9885

GolinHarris Dubai

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 | nejaz@golin.com
MD: Yiannis Vafeas | yvafeas@golin.com
Capricorn Tower, 7th Floor, Shk Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971.4.332.3308

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Grayling (previously Momentum)

Clients: EA
Tel: +9714-3901630
Fax: +9712-4012454
Loretta.Ahmed@grayling.com
grayling.com

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
hello@havaswwme.com
www.havaswwme.com

Contacts: Dina Samhout | Head, Consumer PR | dina.samhout@havasprme.com

Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Clients: Lenovo, Informa (Arab Health)
Office 312, Al-Safeenah Building, Near Lamcy Plaza
Tel: +9714-3344930
Fax: +971 4 3344 923
hkstrategies.com

House of Comms
Clients: Virgin Atlantic, Marriott & Starwood Hotels
Founded: 2012
Employees: 18
Office 212, Apex Atrium Building, Motor City, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +9714-275-4900
talk@houseofcomms.com
houseofcomms.com

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Iris Public Relations

Clients: BenQ
Office 2802, HDS Business Centre Building
M Cluster, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
Tel: +9714 4341207
www.irispr.net

Contacts:
Shrouq Moustafa | +971 56 349 6136 | shrouq@irispr.net

McCollins Media

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+
Established: 2011
Office 2302, Al Thuraya II Tower, Dubai Media City, Dubai
info@mccollinsmedia.com
Tel: +9714 445 6848
Fax: +9714 438 0236
mccollinsmedia.com

MEMAC Ogilvy & Mather – Dubai

Tel: +9714-3050200
contactmemacogilvy@ogilvy.com
memacogilvy.com

Contacts:
Saad Abu Touq | +971 4 305 0314 | saad.abutouq@ogilvy.com
Caroline Afara | +971 4 305 0324 | caroline.afara@ogilvy.com

MSL GROUP (Former LeoComm PR, part of Publicis Communications)

Clients: Samsung Mobile, Bupa, du, General Motors
Bldg. 11, Dubai Media City, Dubai
Ajit.Ramaswami@mslgroup.com
Tel: +971-4-367 6150
Fax: +971-4-367 2615
mslgroup.com

[PR Companies in Dubai]

Orient Planet

+971-4-3988901
info@orientplanet.com | business@orientplanet.com
orientplanet.com

Paz Marketing
Clients: Asus
joe.akkawi@pazmarketing.com
+9714 298 0808
pazmarketing.com

ProGlobal Media

Clients: Microsoft Gulf, Xbox, Novartis, Merck Serono, Eli Lilly, Abbvie, Abbott
Founded: 2003
Number of employees: 20+
Zaabeel Road, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971 4 372 4622
proglobal.ae

Contacts:
Ali Sharif | +971501671783 | ali.sharif@proglobal.ae

 

Spot On Public Relations
+9714-3491686 | +9714-3493245
alexanderm@spotonpr.com
spotonpr.com

Read also: Interview with Alexander McNabb, co-founder of Spot On PR

tamra C2/IDentity

Clients: Western Union, Porsche, Abu Dhabi Retirement & Pensions Fund
Owner: Tony Husseini
GM: Elie Nassar / Raja Salman
Staff: 64
www.tamra-c2.com

Contacts:
Layal Charara | +971566075570 | layal@tamra-c2.com

The Content Factory

Clients: SanDisk, GamePower7
+971 (4) 447 2501
reachus@tcf-me.com
tcf-me.com

[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
Christina.Sang@theportsmouthgroup.com
theportsmouthgroup.com (Obsolete)

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Total Communications
+9714 428 1502
tony@totalcompr.ae
lindsay@totalcompr.ae
www.totalcompr.ae

t!ps PR and Communication Consultants – Total Publishing Solutions

Clients: Infinia Services, GreenParking, Fila Middle East
Founder & Owner: Paul Sader
Founded: 2005
Al Thuraya 1 Tower, 16th Floor | Dubai Media City | Dubai
+971 4 3681681
info@tpsgulf.com
www.tpsgulf.net

Contacts:
Mathilde Serhan Dupont |Mob: +97152 673 9870 | mathilde@tpsgulf.com

Wallis Marketing Consultants

Clients: SAP, St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
+9714 390 1950
info@wallis-mc.com
wallis-mc.com

Word Communications

Clients: Abercrombie & Kent, UTS, SledgeHammer
Contact: Carol Avison | +971 50 354 6811 | carol@word-communications.com
word-communications.com

Virtue PR & Marketing Communications

Clients: Empower , Al Marjan Island, MiX Telematics
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 4508835
info@virtuemena.com
virtuemena.com

Contacts: Mirvat Naba | +971 55 928 1414 | mirvat@virtuemena.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

1 – AMEinfo.com
2 – Zawya.com
3 – WAM

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).

My profile on Cision Point. 64 out of 99 is not too shabby, eih?

My profile on Cision Point. 64 out of 99 is not too shabby, eih?

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.

Read also: List of All Public Relations Agencies in Hong Kong

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

Update:

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.

9 replies
    • Raouf
      Raouf says:

      Get a quote from the small ones, like MCS/ Action, Spot On, Momentum, etc.

      Ask for designing / printing + distributing fliers.
      Get a special offer on Cobone / Groupon sites and the sort.
      If you have the budget go for Radio ads on Indian channels.

      Let us know how well did it go with you.

  1. Custard PR
    Custard PR says:

    We like Custard – doesn’t everyone? And, just like custard, we work well on just about anything. Established by three professionals – each with over a decade of experience in Events, Public Relations and Marketing, Custard Communications is an exciting and dynamic, young, integrated marketing communications agency. Custard Communications has the exactly the right ingredients to ensure that once you try us you are left hungry for more. So let us create the ideal mix to suit your tastes, cover your goals and satisfy your budget perfectly.
    Award Winning Public Relations
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    info@welikecustard.com
    00971555930042/00971508537897

  2. Jad Abi Ali
    Jad Abi Ali says:

    Landmark PR and Events is a full-service communications consultancy covering the GCC with a regional office in Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait, Oman, along with affiliates across the MENA region. Landmark Public Relations is part of the Saudi-based Al-Madar Group, we are pioneers in this field.

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