Al Bayan (newspaper)

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Al Bayan
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Dubai Media Incorporated
Publisher Dubai Media Incorporated
Editor-in-chief Muna Busamra
Managing editors Ali Shahdoor
Founded 1980; 38 years ago (1980)
Political alignment pro-government
Language Arabic
Headquarters Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Circulation 10,000 (2013)
Sister newspapers Emarat Al Youm, Emirates 24/7
Website Al 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 deputy chief editor is Ali Shahdoor. The owner of Al Bayan is Hasher Al Maktoum, a member of the royal family.[5]

In 2002 Al Bayan had a circulation of 69,000 copies.[6] The estimated circulation of the paper in 2003 was 35,000 copies.[1] The Ipsos data in 2009 showed that the paper had a readership of 52.8%.[7] Its circulation 2013 was 10,000 copies.[8]

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  1. ^ a b 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. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  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.
  6. ^ "World Press Trends" (PDF). Paris: World Association of Newspapers. 2004. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  7. ^ "UAE Media Sustainability Index" (PDF). IREX. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 September 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Clients" (PDF). Hill and Knowlton Strategies. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.