MEED is a subscription-based online business intelligence service and has a weekly magazine. It is based in Dubai and owned by the UK’s Top Right Group.

MEED Projects This subscription-only service offers in-depth project tracking through its database, which monitors projects from inception and feasibility through to financial close, the awarding of engineering, procurement and construction contracts and completion. Its data is used to track the market with the Gulf Projects Index, which is updated weekly.

MEED Events MEED’s portfolio of events has been developed over the past decade to cover all of the region’s key business sectors. From large-scale summits and conferences to breakfast briefings and webinars, MEED’s events are well-known for their senior speakers.

MEED Insight MEED’s premium research division brings together MEED’s data-rich archives and unique relationships with key business decision-makers across the region to produce authoritative reports, such as the Mena Projects Forecast & Review.

MEED Cost Indices This premium service allows subscribers to identify and manage escalation-related risk in the UAE and Qatar construction sectors. It uses exclusive data to show historic pricing developments and future trends to predict the profitability of projects and estimate fluctuations in materials, labour, equipment and fuel costs.

Bahrain News Agency

Bahrain’s official news agency first broadcast as the Gulf News Agency in 1978. It was established as an extension to the Information Affairs Authority that had operated out of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, since 1967. The agency was combined with the Ministry of Information in 1985, and, in 2003, it changed its name to the Bahrain News Agency.

It operates in English and Arabic and collates and distributes news from home and abroad to foreign and Bahraini media.


The Bahrain Radio & Television Corporation is a subsidiary of the Information Affairs Authority, the country’s Ministry of Information. It was established in 1993 as Bahrain’s state broadcaster and runs radio stations and television channels in English and Arabic, as well as a sports channel, called Bahrain Sports Channel.

Channel 44 is the broadcaster’s primary station, with Channel 55 airing entertainment, news and films.

Pan-Arab television is also available in Bahrain, which used to be the regional headquarters of the popular Orbit network before it merged with Dubai-based Showtime.

Arabic newspapers

Akhbar al-Khaleej






English newspapers

Daily Tribune

Gulf Daily News

Gulf Weekly