The media sector in Dubai and the UAE has witnessed a massive growth in all fields, after HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, provided his support for press freedom, on condition that journalists should abide by integrity and neutrality norms and seek the truth that would contribute to the development of society.
Leading media corporations and free zonesDubai Media City, a dedicated media free zone, has played a major role in the growth of media in Dubai. It is authorized to license activities related to publishing, broadcasting, film, media and related services.
Dubai Media Incorporated is a Dubai government department which owns and administers many local TV stations in Dubai, including Dubai TV, Sama Dubai, Dubai One, Dubai Sports Channel, Dubai Racing and Noor Dubai;dailies including Al Bayan, Al Emarat Al Youm, Emirates 24/7; in addition to Masar Printing and Publishing, Tawseel Distribution & Logistics;and a radio station called Noor Dubai. Ara, a weekly magazine, joined DMI in 2011.
News and information about the UAEThe National Media Council’s website has much information about the UAE and is regarded as a significant and official reference for all aspects of life in the UAE. The website is available in 10 international languages.