International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), a member of Tecom Investments Media Cluster, on Tuesday announced the Arab Publisher House (APH), publishers of Forbes Middle East, has signed up as its latest business partner.
Arab Publisher House has set up its headquarters in Building No 4 of Dubai Media City (DMC), a member of Tecom Investments Media Cluster.
A sign bearing the logo of Forbes Middle East, APH’s flagship publication, will be prominently displayed over the building.
The debut issue of the monthly 'Forbes Middle East', in Arabic, will appear in October, while the English-language edition will release its first issue in 2011.
Both versions will feature online editions as well.
Mohammed Abdullah, Managing Director, Media Cluster–Tecom Investments, said: “IMPZ is extremely pleased to welcome another top-level partner, especially one as important as Arab Publisher House, publishers of 'Forbes Middle East'. This is a testimony to the continued health and growth of our operations.It also underscores the advantages of the unique cluster environment for media-related companies and the vibrancy of the media community here.”
Khuloud Al Omian, Vice-President of Arab Publisher House and Editor-in-Chief of 'Forbes Middle East', said: “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with IMPZ and set up our new headquarters in Dubai Media City. Dubai is a strategic hub for the region, and with DMC’s state-of-the-art facilities, it is the logical place to base our firm and publish 'Forbes Middle East', which will cover businesses throughout the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.”
Saeed Al Falasi, Executive Director, IMPZ, said: “The decision by Arab Publisher House to set up base at the Tecom Media Cluster underlines its potential to attract leading media houses. We will continue to offer our business partners all possible support including world class infrastructure and an array of investment options as part of our long term vision to contribute to Dubai’s objective of shaping a sound media industry in the region.”
Arab Publisher House is a newly formed joint venture of influential Arab investors that aims to bring to the region a number of key publications, including additional 'Forbes' titles as well as other magazines.
TECOM Investments Media Cluster - Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone - provide a complete value chain of specialised offerings that have created an established community hub for the media and content creation industries in the region.