About Us

Middle East Information, New Media and Technology

Al Bawaba, through its network of sites, combines the most substantive content licensing system in the Arab World with a unique and growing news community, cutting edge technology and first rate journalism. Our audience is growing at a rapid pace, as are the distinguished list of clients who recognize the value of the services we offer. Founded in 2000, Al Bawaba is considered one of the oldest and most pioneering online media websites in the Middle East and North Africa region, having built on many successes throughout a time period spanning more than a decade.

The Al Bawaba network consists of several web portals and media platforms, namely the flagship (www.albawaba.com) site, SyndiGate (www.syndigate.info) and DISCO (marketplace.disco.info).


Al Bawaba offers clients a wide range of promotional opportunities through advertising on highly popular websites, direct mail, media relations, and promotional campaigns. Several factors make the advertising services we can offer just that little bit different.

The fact that we operate several of the most popular websites in the Arab world definitely helps – it means we can tailor exposure to teenagers, housewives, businessmen, or the more cerebral types, on a very large scale.

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Al Bawaba is the largest independent producer and distributor of content in the Middle East.

Al Bawaba News prides itself on providing first-rate coverage of the Middle East from a local perspective.  Al Bawaba has a full-time staff of journalists and editors covering the Middle East and North Africa region’s events and news. We invest heavily in employing the best journalists, researchers, editors and developers, and aspire to the highest international standards.

Al Bawaba provides its own content to many customers and aggregators. In addition to the standard Al Bawaba feeds that are available, Al Bawaba provides bespoke content services to many customers. Old and existing clients include Panasonic, Health Canada, Dubai e-Government, MBC, Pepsi and many more.


Al Bawaba operates several of the top websites in the Middle East and the Arab world:

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Al Bawaba, our flagship product, provides one of the most distinctive content offerings in the Middle East. Combining syndicated and freelance contributions in politics, business, entertainment, sports, satire and much, much more the site represents the largest resource for aggregated local content – in English and Arabic – within the MENA region.

The days of the internet portal are long gone. Our aim to become a community, built upon knowledge, entertainment and fun. That’s why the site is working with local bloggers, encouraging user-generated content, and building a community across social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. Breaking news stories, photo-journalism, not to mention the latest videos and music combine to provide a depth, breath and focus that traditional media struggles to provide, but which our users have come to expect.


SyndiGate, established in 2007, licenses and distributes content from 4,000+ publications and content services, with a primary focus on content about Africa, Asia, Middle East and Oceania, plus select global publishing brands. Formats licensed by SyndiGate include news, features, interviews, photos, video, podcasts, music, realtime data, research, company information, academic journals and other information. SyndiGate also creates bespoke, original and exclusive content for leading brands.

SyndiGate packages and provides the licensed content via feeds, APIs, or content discovery platforms, to a broad and diverse range of global customers, including professional news platforms & subscription databases, major B2C content platforms, worldwide academic & public libraries, news websites, broadcasters, agencies, non-media brands and worldwide collective rights management organisations.


DISCO is an innovative and revolutionary digital content marketplace, where buyers can access, search for and acquire an instant license, to use, or republish premium content, all fully rights-cleared.

DISCO combines proprietary technology and world-class journalism. Our services are essential to publishers, broadcasters and brands who are hungry for trustworthy, multi-lingual content, that generates audiences and drives revenue.


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Al Bawaba.com, Inc, is a Delaware company with its headquarters in Amman, Jordan, with an office in Dubai.

Amman (Headquarters):
  • Al Bawaba Middle East Limited
  • The Plenary, 4th Floor
  • 74 Abdel Hamid Sharaf Street
  • P.O. Box 142460
  • Amman 11844
  • Jordan
  • +962 6 565 8322
  • +962 6 565 8324
  • Al Bawaba FZ-LLC
  • Office 230, Building 8.
  • Dubai Media City.
  • P.O. Box 336948
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • +971 4 241 7183
  • +971 4 241 7192
  • SyndiGate Media Inc.
  • Gardenia, Tandridge Lane
  • Lingfield
  • Surrey, RH7 6LL
  • United Kingdom
  • +44 7446 895929

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