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Dubai Media Council launches book titled ‘Dubai Media Pioneers’ at the 22nd Arab Media Forum


– Book honors pioneering Emirati media professionals who have made significant contributions to the development of the local industry
– Book was launched in the presence of Hasher bin Maktoum and Mona Al Marri

In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, to honor pioneering Emirati media professionals who have made significant contributions to the development of the local industry, the Dubai Media Council has launched a book entitled ‘Dubai Media Pioneers’. The book highlights the significant milestones in the careers of Dubai’s media pioneers who have made their mark in the local media sector across print, TV and radio.

The book ‘Dubai Media Pioneers’ was launched in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Media Incorporated; and Her Excellency Mona Al Marri, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council, and President of the Dubai Press Club. The event, attended by the media pioneers, took place at the 22nd Arab Media Forum, organized as part of the Arab Media Summit 2024.

The recently released book highlights the contributions of several media pioneers to the development of the media sector, paralleling Dubai’s growth as a city. It shows how their relentless pursuit of excellence has shaped the media industry into what it is today, and reflects Dubai’s status as a leading global city.

Commenting on the occasion, Her Excellency Nehal Badri, Secretary General of Dubai Media Council, said: “Inspired by Dubai’s commitment to recognize individuals who have made invaluable contributions to its comprehensive development, we have launched this initiative to to honor Dubai’s media pioneers. Guided by the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed, we have identified leading media professionals who have significantly shaped and improved the city’s media landscape. This book chronicles their remarkable efforts and pays tribute to their enduring contributions over the years.”

Hamda Alnajjar, Senior Executive of Project Management at Dubai Media Council, said: “The Dubai Media Council was keen to compile a book that serves as a valuable resource for younger generations and provides insight into the experiences and success stories of prominent Dubai media professionals who played a crucial role in shaping the city’s media sector. It is essential for new generations to connect with the legacy of their predecessors in various areas, especially in the media. to learn from their experiences and adopt their high professional values ​​and ethics.”

The Dubai Media Council aims to streamline efforts to develop Dubai’s media sector and strengthen its status as a regional and global media hub.

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