Dubai is the capital city of media in United Arab Emirates. The industry of media was the first industry that the emirate of Dubai has developed in association with Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City.
Dubai has housed many media and technological companies which enabled the city to become an important media hub. The city has over 180,000 internet subscribers and half a million facsimile and telephone subscribers. Currently, Etisalat is the chief internet provider in Dubai. There are multiple of international channels broadcasted to the residents of Dubai through satellite and cables like CNN and BBC. The local channels available in Dubai are Abu Dhabi TV, Al-Arabiya, Dubai TV and Dubai ONE. Impressive numbers of international news agencies and network new channels have set up regional offices in the Media City of Dubai such as Reuters, APTN, MBC, CNBC Arabiya, Bloomberg L.P., BMG, Showtime Arabia, BBC and CNN.
There are multiple of radio stations in Dubai operated by the Arabian Radio Network, Dubai Media Incorporated, and Emirates Media Inc., some of them are enlisted below.
- Arabic Radio
- Abu Dhabi AM
- Abu Dhabi Emarat FM
- Abu Dhabi Sound of Music
- Al Arabiya 98.9 FM
- Channel 4FM 104.8 (English)
- Dubai 92 (English)
- Awaaz 104.4 (Hindi)
- City 1016 FM (Hindi)
- Asianet Radio 657 AM (Malayalam)
The print media of Dubai is dominated by some of the leading English language newspapers like Xpress, Gulf News, 7Days, Emirates and Khaleej. Dubai encompasses a well established network of media, from television to radio, from print to electronic media and the marketing and advertising industry.