New appointments at Time Out GCC

Time Out Abu Dhabi welcomes Paul Clifford to the role of Editor. Formerly Group Editor of Guides and Food, Paul will now lead the team of Deputy Editor, Liz Cookman; Food Editor, Vanessa Fitter and Section Editor, Chris Maxwell. Shaikh Saleh, previously Digital Marketing Executive for the Time Out GCC group will now take on a new role, which will focus specifically on Time Out Abu Dhabi.

Following Melanie Smith’s appointment as Deputy Editor in January 2017 and Tim Skinner’s appointment as Deputy Digital Editor in March, Time Out Dubai has appointed Amy Mathieson, former Guides Editor at Time Out GCC, to the role of Food and Features Editor. Previously Editor at Time Out Doha, Sofia Vyas joins the Dubai team as Music & Nightlife and Art Editor. The new members will work with the existing team of Editor, Holly Sands; Digital Content Executive, Jeffrey Casiño and Editorial Assistant, Rodelito Mamuad.

Time Out Bahrain launches first event in Manama

Time Out Bahrain, produced by ITP Publishing Group in Dubai, is launching a music festival in Manama. The event will be called Bahrain Jams and follows the launch of Time Out Live! from Time Out GCC. Taking place in Café Amsterdam and La Vinoteca Barcelona on September 30, 2016, Time Out Live! will showcase popular local bands and musicians including; Mo Zowayed, The Hot Club of Bahrain and Tony Attalla.

“We at Time Out are massively excited to launch the new brand extension; Time Out Live!” says Katy Gillett, Group Editor, Time Out Bahrain. “Where better to kick it off than on the beautiful island nation of Bahrain, where there’s a thriving local music scene? Alongside this awesome new festival, we at Time Out Bahrain are also currently finding more and more creative ways to tap into Bahrain’s grassroots communities, offering support to the country’s most talented people. Watch this space.”

Farrah Taylor joins Harper’s Bazaar & Esquire

Farrah Taylor has been appointed as Advertising Director of both Harper’s Bazaar & Esquire, part of the Hearst Luxury Group, which is run by ITP Publishing in the Middle East. Having previously worked as Regional Group Sales Manager – Time Out GCC and then Regional Advertising Director – Time Out GCC, Farrah brings a vast contacts list and a solid understanding of the market to her new role.