Founded in March 2005, Arab Media Group (AMG) is the largest media organisation in the UAE. Its\' business interests include nine radio stations, three newspapers, television, online, logistics and distribution, printing, events management and outdoor advertising. Its\' newspaper titles are the English-language compact Emirates Business 24/7 (formerly Emirates Today), its Arabic counterpart Emarat Al Youm, both launched in 2005, as well as the Arabic broadsheet Al Bayan.
All three titles, which are managed under the AMG subsidiary of Awraq Publishing, have broken new ground in the UAE, set new standards of journalism and changed the way local news is covered in the region. Also falling under the AMG umbrella is Arabian Radio Network (ARN), which operates eight top rating radio stations, namely Dubai Eye 103.8, Dubai 92, Pulse 95.3, City 1016, Hit 96.7, Noor Dubai 93.9, Al Khaleejiya 100.9 and Al Arabiya 99.
The ninth addition to the stable will be Virgin Dubai, a branch of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin International brand, which launched in March 2008. AMG’s most recent ventures include television and online divisions. Under its subsidiary Arabian Television Network (ATN), the first channels to launch are MTV Arabia and Nickelodeon. The online division, Arabian Online Network (AON), is in the process of launching up to 18 websites to complement its other business interests by early 2009. Among the first to launch was www.MTVa.com.
Events management has also become a focus for AMG with the formation of another subsidiary, Done Events. Done Events has already scored some firsts for the region including being the first to bring a Broadway musical to Dubai, which was Chicago in 2006. In addition to these businesses, AMG also runs an outdoor advertising company (Shoof), a logistics and distribution company (Tawseel) and a printing press (Masar). With a workforce of 2000 employees, four Dubai-based office premises as well as national locations, AMG’s continuous growth and innovation sets this media organisation apart from its competitors.