Khaleej Times

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Khaleej Times
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Front page of 16 April 2018
PublisherGaladari Printing and Publishing
EditorVaman Vassudev Kamat
Founded16 April 1978; 44 years ago (1978-04-16)
OCLC number60637427

Khaleej Times is a daily English language newspaper published in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.[2][3][4] Launched on 16 April 1978, Khaleej Times is the UAE's longest-running English daily newspaper.[5]

History and profile[edit]

A partnership between the UAE government, the Galadari Brothers and the Dawn Media Group in Pakistan began publishing the daily on 16 April 1978, making it the first English daily in the UAE.[6][7] The founding team consisted of Mahmoud Haroon, Muzammil Ahmed, M.J. Zahedi, Malcolm Payne (the first editor-in-chief) and Iqbal Noorie (in charge of circulation). They were soon joined by Patrick Heyland who was in charge of advertising and promotion.[8]

The editorial staff of the paper includes multiple nationalities, mostly from the Indian subcontinent (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), but also Emiratis, Arabs from the wider region (notably Egyptians, Syrians and Jordanians), Lebanese, Mexicans, British, Americans and Filipinos.[5] The broadsheet comprises the general news section, City Times (lifestyle and entertainment), a business section, a sports section, the WKND magazine, and a classifieds section (Buzzon). The newspaper also consists of special reports and supplements which allow for community advertisements and other services. Its main competitors are The National,[9] Gulf News and, formerly, 7days, which closed in December 2016.[10]

In September 2020, Khaleej Times introduced a free news subscription service on Telegram, sending regular news updates every day to its subscribers.[11]

Additional publications[edit]

Young Times is aimed at children and is a popular magazine among 9 to 14 year olds.

Buzzon carries local advertisements about cars, real estate, recruitment, educational services and matrimonial announcements.

WKND, a feature product, is published on Fridays. It discusses a range of topics that are of interest to men, women and children. Stories are balanced between topics and themes of local interest and international relevance. is the global face of the newspaper on the internet. The online version offers additional stories and exclusives not found in the print version.

Khaleej Times also publishes special supplements, including on the national days of countries including the UAE, Pakistan and India.


  1. ^ "Shining through". Khaleej Times Magazine. 19 October 2012. ...welcomed warmly by Suhail Abdul Latif Galadari, Director of Galadari Brothers...
  2. ^ Kapur, Vicky. "KT@40: Celebrating four decades of togetherness". Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  3. ^ Reinisch, Lisa. "Environmental Journalism in the UAE" (PDF). Arab Media & Society. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  4. ^ Ibrahim Al Abed; Peter Hellyer; Peter Vine (2006). United Arab Emirates Yearboook 2006. Trident Press Ltd. p. 264. ISBN 978-1-905486-05-2. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  5. ^ a b Pejman, Peyman (Winter 2009). "English newspapers in the United Arab Emirates: Navigating the crowded market". Arab Media and Society (7). Archived from the original on 15 March 2009.
  6. ^ Anantha S. Babbili; Sarwat Hussain (1994). "United Arab Emirates". In Yahya R. Kamalipour; Hamid Mowlana (eds.). Mass Media in the Middle East:A Comprehensive Handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. p. 299. Archived from the original on 26 October 2019.
  7. ^ The Report: Dubai 2007. Oxford Business Group. 2007. p. 211. ISBN 978-1-902339-77-1. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  8. ^ Payne, Malcolm (16 April 1983). "A newspaper is like many other businesses but is very different in a number of ways". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on 26 December 2019. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  9. ^ Hope, Bradley (7 September 2008). "The 30-year-old Khaleej Times is on a recruiting drive". The National. Abu Dhabi. Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  10. ^ "UAE newspaper 7Days closes down". Gulf Business. 23 November 2016. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  11. ^ "How to sign up for Khaleej Times alerts on Telegram". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 13 September 2020.

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