Al Bawaba

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Al Bawaba (البوابة, Arabic for "the portal" or "the gate") is a news, blogging[1] and media website headquartered in Amman, Jordan with an office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[2] Since 2001 it publishes the Mena Report, which covers the business and economics in Arab world.[3] Al Bawaba bills itself as "the largest independent producer and distributor of content in the Middle East... [with] a full-time staff of journalists and editors covering the Middle East and North Africa region's events and news".[4]

History and content[edit]

Al Bawaba was launched in 2000,[5] and is owned by Al Bawaba Middle East Limited based in Amman, Jordan.[6] It had an office in Kuwait.[7]

The network consists of several web portals and websites, besides Al Bawaba including Al Bawaba Blogs, Al Bawaba Music (music site), Al Bawaba Games (Later Gaming Zone),[8] Sharekna (online photo and video management service), SyndiGate (digital content syndication service).[4] It publishes news stories related to the Middle East. It has separate English and Arabic sections.


  1. ^ Slackman, Michael. "Generation Faithful Young and Arab in Land of Mosques and Bars." The New York Times. 21 September 2008.
  2. ^ Kevin G. Barnhurst (2007). Media Q: Media/queered : Visibility and Its Discontents. Peter Lang. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-8204-9532-3. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  3. ^ Massoud Derhally (30 May 2001). "MENA Report launched by Al Bawaba". Arabian Business. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "The Al Bawaba Group corporate page". Al Bawaba.
  5. ^ "Al Bawaba". MediaME. Archived from the original on 2014-09-24. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Company Overview of Al Bawaba Middle East Limited". Bloomberg. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  7. ^ "World news guide: Middle East". The Guardian. 5 February 2002. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived Al Bawaba Games homepage from August 2001". 2001-08-13. Archived from the original on 2001-08-13. Retrieved 2019-04-07.

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