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101 Top Arab World Publishing Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Arab World based Publishing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Publishing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Arab World Publishing Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Mawdoo3

Mawdoo3

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Mawdoo3 is an online platform that provides content in the Arabic language on various topics.

Tamatem Inc.

Tamatem Inc.

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Tamatem is a mobile games publisher that focuses on providing the users with culturally relevant games.

Tamatem Inc.

Nessiam

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Nessiam is an lingerie tech startup based in Morocco.

Tamatem Inc.

STEP Group

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STEP Group is a leading digital and new media company in the Middle East with a house of modern news and entertainment brands.

Tamatem Inc.

Snapbook

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Snapbook is the leading internet photo publishing service in the Middle East and North Africa Region with clients around the globe.

Tamatem Inc.

Kharabeesh

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Kharabeesh is a platform for Digital Creators.

Tamatem Inc.

Bentham Science

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Bentham Science Publishers is a publishing company of scientific, technical, and medical literature based in Sharjah.

Tamatem Inc.

Digital Boom

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Digital Boom is a leading source of news for marketing and advertising professionals. It delivers insightful, forward-thinking content.

Tamatem Inc.

Batelco

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Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunications Company) the leading digital solutions provider.

Tamatem Inc.

lululittle

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we combine storytelling with cultural themes to create personalized children books where your child is the hero.

Tamatem Inc.

Kooora

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Kooora is a Dubai-based online sports publisher.

Tamatem Inc.

Silkroad Audio

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Silkroad Audio is the region’s freshest provider of exclusive, high fidelity Middle Eastern stock audio.

Tamatem Inc.

Sortechs

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A smart social media automation tool targeting online publishers, content factories and social media agencies and gurus.

Tamatem Inc.

Abu Dhabi Media Company

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Abu Dhabi Media is a media company operating across the broadcast, publishing, and digital media sectors.

Tamatem Inc.

Dhad

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Dhad is an audio publishing house that produces and publishes books.

Tamatem Inc.

Play 3arabi

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Play 3arabi is a game publisher focused on identifying, releasing, and marketing suitable social mobile games.

Tamatem Inc.

Thmanyah

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Thmanyah is one of the podcast platforms and documentary producers.

Tamatem Inc.

Audiogram

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Audiogram is a platform that allows you to customize and enjoy audio content from world-class publishers every time you make a call.

Tamatem Inc.

Sabq News

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Sabq News is an electronic newspaper in Arabic language that publishes news, information, and opinions on economy, technology, and more.

Tamatem Inc.

Storically

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Storically is an online platform and publishing house for creating personalized books and children’s books.

Tamatem Inc.

izi.TRAVEL

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The storytelling platform, open platform for audio guides

Tamatem Inc.

ITP Publishing Group

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ITP Publishing Group is a publishing company, publishing more than 80 weekly and monthly magazines.

Tamatem Inc.

The Syrian Arab News Agency

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SANA is the national official news agency

Tamatem Inc.

Webedia Arabia

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Webedia Arabia is a digital Arab networks, through pillars of fashion & beauty, pop culture, food, parenting, and gaming/esports.

Tamatem Inc.

Nahdet Misr Publishing Group

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Nahdet Misr Publishing Group provides publishing solutions in the fields of education and digital content.

Tamatem Inc.

Saudi Research and Marketing Group

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Saudi Research and Marketing Group operates as an integrated publishing groups.

Tamatem Inc.

Oxford Business Group

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Oxford Business Group is a global publisher and consultancy producing annual investment and economic reports on more than 30 countries.

Tamatem Inc.

Argaam Investments

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Argaam is a financial news portal that provides a diverse audience with real-time updates on financial markets and macroeconomics.

Tamatem Inc.

Figurit

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Figurit is a content discovery platform that helps content creators looking for fresh and exciting stories to write about.

Tamatem Inc.

MENAFN.com

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Menafn.com is a provider of online and wireless financial content and financial technology platforms to institutions and consumers.

Tamatem Inc.

Ajel News

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Ajel News is an Electronic Newspaper in Arabic language that interested in publishing news, economy, information, tourism, and more.

Tamatem Inc.

Optimisus

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Optimisus is an independent media website that covers the latest cryptocurrency, NFT, metaverse, and blockchain news company.

Tamatem Inc.

GAROWE ONLINE

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Garowe Online specializes in publishing Somali news from sources inside Somalia in both Somali and English.

Tamatem Inc.

Forbes Middle East

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Forbes Middle East is published once a month in Arabic & English by Arab Publisher House & includes forbesmiddleeast.com & special editions.

Tamatem Inc.

Technician Online

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Technician Online is the official student newspaper of the New Castle State University.

Tamatem Inc.

Alrai Media

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Alrai Media is an Arab international and global news website.

Tamatem Inc.

Gulf News

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Gulf News is an English language daily newspaper which is published in the United Arab Emirates.

Tamatem Inc.

Motivate Media Group

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Motivate Media Group has been the Gulf’s pioneer publisher of magazines and books for more than 30 years.

Tamatem Inc.

Content Arcade

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Content Arcade is a software company that offers graphic design, publishing, and internet marketing services.

Tamatem Inc.

LocalBH

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Internet Media Company

Tamatem Inc.

Tayara Group

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Tayara Group is general classifieds business in morocco and Tunisia.

Tamatem Inc.

The National

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The National is an English language daily newspaper based in Abu Dhabi.

Tamatem Inc.

United Printing and Publishing

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United Printing and Publishing is a media company known for its magazines, books, and catalogs.

Tamatem Inc.

Aflamnah

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Aflamnah is a digital platform for crowdfunding project targeting the Arab world.

Tamatem Inc.

Intiomale & Company

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Boutique Strategy and Operations Management Consulting Firm

Tamatem Inc.

Step Feed

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A digital publishing platform about media, technology and design for entrepreneurs, visionaries and disrupters.

Tamatem Inc.

HackRead

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HACKREAD is the best source for latest Cyber events, Information Security, Cyber Crime and hacking news.

Tamatem Inc.

Darussalam Publishers

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Darussalam Publishers is an International Islamic Publishing House established in 1986 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and serving Islam

Tamatem Inc.

Alrawi Media

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Alrawi is a growing network of content contributors who convert Arabic books into digitally accessible audio library.

Tamatem Inc.

ZGroup Mobile

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ZGroup Mobile is a developer and publisher of mobile content and services.

Tamatem Inc.

Kotobna

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The first platform for electronic publishing in Egypt.

Tamatem Inc.

Hespress

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Hespress is an online portal that publishes information and news on culture, sports, fashion, technology, politics and games.

Tamatem Inc.

Gulf-Times

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Daily Newspaper published by GPPC Doha, Qatar

Tamatem Inc.

Gulf Business

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Gulf Business an first regional news magazine that publishes news about industry, lifestyle and events.

Tamatem Inc.

Times of Oman

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Times of Oman is the oldest and the leading English daily newspaper in Oman.

Tamatem Inc.

Ahlan

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The UAE’s bestselling magazine for celebs, fashion, health, beauty and lifestyle, out every Thursday

Tamatem Inc.

GamesXP

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GamesXP is a games publishing company, GamesXP mission is to provide all of the services to bring games to MENA (Middle East and North

Tamatem Inc.

Tech Magazine

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Tech Magazine is the website where insiders go for the latest technology news in MENA.

Tamatem Inc.

SyndiGate

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SyndiGate is a global content licensing, sales and distribution agency that specializes in the news.

Tamatem Inc.

Feedbackme

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Feedbackme is a tool that enables its users to record and publish employee evaluation feedback.

Tamatem Inc.

Arabian Gazette

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Arabian Gazette is your window to the Middle East and North Africa region that provides you with insightful news, features and analysis.

Tamatem Inc.

ArabNet

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ArabNet is the hub for Arab digital professionals and entrepreneurs to connect and learn. It runs a series of events across the region

Tamatem Inc.

Content Syndicate: Words on Demand

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Content Syndicate develops a cloud-based platform enabling businesses to distribute, buy, and sell content in more than 200 languages.

Tamatem Inc.

Gulf Scan

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Gulf Scan is a printing company that provides digital imaging, sheetfed-offset printing, and print management services.

Tamatem Inc.

Saudi Printing And Packaging Co.

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Saudi Printing & Packaging Company is a Saudi shareholder with a focus on both the publishing and packaging industries.

Tamatem Inc.

Gulf Research Center

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Gulf Research Center provides research, analysis, consultation, publication, executive learning, GRC fellowship and events services.

Tamatem Inc.

Taya it

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information technology

Tamatem Inc.

News Services Group Middle East

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News Services Group Middle East is a comprehensive news services consultancy including English and Arabic copywriting.

Tamatem Inc.

Zendy

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Zendy provides facilitating access to academic literature.

Tamatem Inc.

ArabianBusiness.com

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ArabianBusiness.com is the Middle East’s premier business news portal.

Tamatem Inc.

Medrick

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Medrick is a game development and publishing company.

Tamatem Inc.

Arab Media Holding

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Arab Media Holding is a Dubai based entertainment company covering radio broadcasting, event management, and family entertainment.

Tamatem Inc.

AETOSWire

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AETOSWire is a media company.

Tamatem Inc.

CPI Business

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The regions oldest SME Publication and activation specialist.

Tamatem Inc.

Hewar Group

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Hewar Group is engaged in public relations, event management, social media, digital communications, and public speaking.

Tamatem Inc.

Dar Al Fajr Press

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Dar Al Fajr Press is a printing company. They believe in delivering reliable as well as high-quality digital printing services.

Tamatem Inc.

Venture Magazine

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Venture magazine is a business publication geared toward Jordan’s forward-thinking and creative agents of change.

Tamatem Inc.

Arabia Inform

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Arabia Inform is an information services company specializing in news, content, and analysis.

Tamatem Inc.

YesiJob

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YesiJob is a Job and tech platform that provides uncompromised articles, media stories, and technology trends.

Tamatem Inc.

Mubasher Info

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Mubasher Info offers financial market news, business, and investor services.

Tamatem Inc.

Gameguise

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A publisher, developer, and consultancy of online games in the Middle East.

Tamatem Inc.

Amm Amin

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Amm Amin is a mobile application similar to an e- bookstore.

Tamatem Inc.

Brilliant Concepts

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Brilliant Concepts provides marketing, public relations, publishing and events management services.

Tamatem Inc.

Teletimes International

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Teletimes is the publication that will keep you updated with the ‘what’s happening’ and the ‘what’s going to happen’ in the telecom.

Tamatem Inc.

Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME

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The gateway to the startup & SME ecosystem in MENA; providing access to business advice, support and partners

Tamatem Inc.

7iber

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7iber is a media institution and electronic magazine that was launched in Jordan in 2007 as a volunteer-run citizen media space.

Tamatem Inc.

Le360

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Le360 is an online media firm that shares information and news on sports, culture, politics, economics and lifestyle.

Tamatem Inc.

Albilad Press

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Albilad Press is a news publishing house that features information related to sports, politics, education, social, and lifestyle sectors.

Tamatem Inc.

Arab Media Co. LLC

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Arab Media Co. LLC offers sales and distribution services for newspapers and magazines.

Tamatem Inc.

EXPATMONEY FZ LLC

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Expat Money has issues an international guide for the expatriates living in UAE and different localities and regions all around the world.

Tamatem Inc.

Dotmsr

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Dotmsr is a comprehensive website and online TV, and the first online news studio in Arabic in the Middle East.

Tamatem Inc.

Jordan Press Foundation

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Jordan Press Foundation is an commercial printing and publishing firm that is into editing and distribution of newspapers and magazines.

Tamatem Inc.

ELocalize

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ELocalize is a leading service provider for language services and digital publication for the whole of the Middle East and Africa region.

Tamatem Inc.

News Monitors

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News Monitors provides various types of news publishing services.

Tamatem Inc.

Gulf Daily news

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Gulf Digital News is an online resource that features business, entertainment, sports, and tech news.

Tamatem Inc.

Nessma

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Nessma is a commercial TV channel covering news,programs in many countries.

Tamatem Inc.

Kotopia

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Kotopia is a publishing house dealing with heritage publications, historical novels, literature and philosophy.

Tamatem Inc.

ArabCrunch

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ArabCrunch is a news aggregate service focusing on Arab tech news and some politics.

Tamatem Inc.

Morocco World News

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Morocco World News is a media company that publishes an array of social, lifestyle, education, political, and economic information.

Tamatem Inc.

SBK Holding

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SBK Holding is a holding company that engages in newspaper publishing, food manufacturing, and marina development services.

Tamatem Inc.

Tapklik

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Tapklik is a full-stack programmatic media-buying and real-time bidding platform.

Written by Mark Fitz

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