Asharq Al-Awsat moving headquarters to Dubai

Published May 2nd, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Saudi Research and Publishing Company (SRPC), the Arab world’s largest publishing house, has announced that it is moving its operational base from Saudi Arabia to Dubai Media City, Abdul Rehman Al-Rashid, the editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat has announced.  


The SRPC publishes 17 daily newspapers, including the London-based pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat,, Al-Eqtisadiah, Arab News and Urdu News


As part of the move, it will transfer its entire printing and publishing operations to a facility in Dubai Media City. Speaking to a press conference, Al-Rashid said that “the cosmopolitan environment in Dubai is ideal for a company representing multi-language publications with varying markets."  


Asharq Al-Awsatwill continue to have editions modified for its readership in Jeddah and Riyadh, Jordan, Cairo, Beirut, Damascus, Morocco and other Arab cities, Al-Rashid stated.  


Prince Ahmad Ibn Salman, son of the powerful governor of Riyadh, has taken control of the SRPC, to become chairman of the board of directors last April. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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