Newspapers and media guide for expat and global nomads
Local English Language Newspapers:
- The National – http://www.thenational.ae
A high-quality, broadsheet which aims to deliver comprehensive and compelling accounts of national and international stories.
- Gulf News – http://gulfnews.com
The oldest and one of the most widely read newspapers. It is often seen as presenting the official line on local stories. It contains a lot of supplements and has a very popular classifieds section.
- Khaleej Times – http://www.khaleejtimes.com
The second oldest newspaper and the most widely read, its popularity extending into neighboring countries. It is very popular with expatriates from India and Asia. It is not very popular, however, with Western expatriates.
- Gulf Today – http://gulftoday.ae
Less popular than the other papers, the Gulf Today reports on local, regional and international issues.
- 7 days – http://7days.ae
This is a daily free-sheet newspaper that is delivered to houses, companies and businesses throughout the city. It is widely read and popular for its lively letters page.
Arabic language newspapers:
- Al Bayan
- Al Ittihad
- Al Khaleej
International newspapers in French, German, British and various Asian languages are available from most supermarkets and bookshops. Prices are typically higher than at home and available one to two days after publication. Carrefour and Spinneys supermarkets have the least out-of-date international papers. Locations of these supermarkets can be found from their websites:
However, same day international newspapers are available for home delivery to subscribers of Todaily through their website http://www.todaily.com.