Al Bayan (newspaper)

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Al Bayan
Al Bayan (2019-07-28).svg
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Dubai Media Incorporated
PublisherDubai Media Incorporated
Editor-in-chiefMuna Busamra
Managing editorsAli Shahdoor
Founded1980; 40 years ago (1980)
Political alignmentpro-government
HeadquartersSheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Circulation10,000 (2013)
Sister newspapersEmarat Al Youm, Emirates 24/7
WebsiteAl Bayan

Al Bayan (in Arabic البيان The Dispatch in English)[1] is a popular Arabic language newspaper in the United Arab Emirates. The paper is based in Dubai.


The paper, which offers loyalist content, was established in 1980 by the government of Dubai.[2][3] Until 2003, it was part of Dubai media department. Since 2009, the newspaper has been part of Dubai Media Incorporated. The chief editor is Muna Busamra[4] and its Executive Editor-in-Chief is Riyad Mickdady.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ William A. Rugh (2004). Arab Mass Media: Newspapers, Radio, and Television in Arab Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-275-98212-6.
  2. ^ "Arab Media Review (January-June 2012)" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  3. ^ Mahmood Monshipouri (1 January 2011). Muslims in Global Politics: Identities, Interests, and Human Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-8122-0283-0.
  4. ^ "Forbes ME reveals top Arab online media". Emirates 24/7. WAM. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Arab media review. Anti-semitism and other trends" (PDF). Anti-Defamation League. July–December 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 January 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2012.