Arabic content group AL Arabic has now split into AL Publishing and ALP Content Services DMCC, which will specialise in content creation and Arabic translation. Based in Marina Plaza Tower, Dubai, AL Publishing will initially focus on flagship title AL Business, as well as six other specialised publications; AL Press, AL Medicine, AL Technology, AL Style, AL Travel and AL Culture. The seven publications and their online platforms will be managed by 12 people across the Middle East and the company will be headed up by Dr Ali Mohamad, who will also be Editor-in-Chief of AL Business.
“AL Publishing comes today to compliment the efforts AL Arabic has offered the Arabic content industry over the past three years,” says Dr Ali. “We wanted to have our unique markup in the market, via focusing on specialised titles and high quality Arabic content, as evident by selecting the Arabic definite article AL as our umbrella brand. Our launching portfolio includes seven titles, with three more and a print flagship in the pipeline. Our goal will always be to offer Arabic readers high quality content and purposeful information or in other words, to be faithful to what journalism truly is.”