Haykal Media is a full-fledged media company specialising in print and online publishing. The company started in 2003 with Aliqtisadi Magazine, and now runs, one of the Middle East's most successful platforms for Arabic-language business news and information.

Now based in Abu Dhabi, with affiliates in London, Lebanon, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.


Copywriting, Translation, and Content Creation

Copywriting is one of our strength, and we are native in both Arabic and English. Whether it is for your website, press releases, catalogs, corporate brochures, sales letters, and social media interaction (tweets, or Facebook posts) other marketing communications content. Haykal Media offers a personalised copywriting service that makes all the difference to our clients, understanding what they want to say, and discussing with them the best way to say it. The result will be an expertly written content that engages audiences from multiple backgrounds.
Haykal Media also offers a service to review translated and localised texts, making sure they sound as native in English or Arabic.

Communications Consultancy

Haykal Media has made a name for itself as a communication advisory. We help business and government communicate their message effectively and efficiently, enhancing their ability to inform, inspire, and influence. These services include:

  • Identifying key message, key audiences, key opinion makers, and key distribution channels.
  • Setting up dedicated media office, and manning it to acting as designated first point of contact and referral in dealing with enquiries from the media, and the public.
  • Identifying and train authorised spokespersons on behalf of the client.
  • Providing expert or informed advisory on specific subjects or issues; including matters of professional knowledge, and issues of public interests, and encouraging an informed debate.
  • Issuing media releases (drafting, editing, approving and distributing) for projects, events, and activities.
  • Providing stakeholders with information through online and offline communications.
  • Producing the information pack with highlights of key messages, and media summaries.

Customized Publications

The Customized Publications Division of Haykal Media offers the entire spectrum of publishing services tailored around the specific needs of our clients. Whether it is corporate newsletters, coffee table books, or in-flight magazines, we create and deliver print solutions in Arabic and English that target your niche audience.


Aliqtisadi Online is one of the Middle East's top 10 business websites in terms of traffic. With country websites in UAE, KSA, Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, United Kingdom and Syria.
Aliqtisadi is a go-to source for business news and information in the Arabic language.

Aliqtisadi offers in depth sections covering major topic of interest in each country, in addition to directory that Providings the biography of business people in the Middle East linking them to companies, associates, and their social media presence. It also covers business news as it happens, Providings analysis of events and trends, and articles by opinion makers in the Middle East. Aliqtisadi also offers services through partnerships, including one with to Providing job search capability for its readers.

Aliqtisadi plans to continue growing in the Middle East, soon offering more country websites in the region.

UAE History

UAE History is an online museum that collects and publishes photos from the amazingly rich history of a young and dynamic nation: the United Arab Emirates. is a media project that compliments archives, national libraries, private groups, and individuals. It sheds light on these photos, giving the public a chance to see, learn, and be inspired by the photo evidence to the great journey of the forefathers and contemporary leaders.
The growing project continues to attract interest, receiving the support of twofour54, and signing collaboration MOUs with several government entities. hosts events related to photography as a tool to document history, social trends, and the economic growth of the UAE.

Syrian History

Syrian History

Syrian History is the largest collection of photos from Syrian history available online.
Since 2004, it has been the source for all historical photos about Syria.
It aims to document Syria’s history in photos and audiovisuals. Photos on the website has been collected from individuals, institutions, as well as international document centers in Europe and the United States.

Happynings Magazine

Happynings Magazine

Forward Magazine

Forward Magazine


Abdulsalam Haykal

Abdulsalam Haykal

Founder & Chairman

Abdulsalam Haykal is a business executive, investor, and NGO activist, with over 15 years of experience and expertise in the areas of leadership, strategy, negotiation, problem solving, business mentoring, and communication. Based in Abu Dhabi, he is also founder and CEO of Transtek Systems.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the American University of Beirut and the University of Kalamoon in Syria, and on the President's Advisory Board of EARTH University in Costa Rica. In 2010, he represented Syria at US President Barack Obama's Entrepreneurship Summit, and in 2012, he was profiled in Arabian Business magazine's annual list of the 500 Most Influential Arabs.

Abdulsalam is co-founder and president of the Syrian Young Entrepreneurs Association and founder of other NGOs focusing on education and youth empowerment. He has a BA in Political Science from the American University of Beirut and an MA in International Relations from SOAS/University of London.

Hamoud Almahmoud

Hamoud Almahmoud


Hamoud is the editor-in-chief of and Aliqtisadi Magazine.

He holds a bachelor degree in journalism from Damascus University (1997), an MS in management (2001), and currently finishing an MS in media management from Damascus University.

He is a winner of several regional journalism awards.

Sami Moubayed

Sami Moubayed


Sami is vice-president of Haykal Media. He is the editor-in-chief of and

He was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center. He is also a research fellow at St. Andrews University in Scotland and a co-founder of its Syrian Studies Center.

Moubayed served as editor in chief of Forward Magazine, bureau chief for the Daily Star in Syria, and taught international relations at the University of Kalamoon in Syria, where he currently serves on the board of trustees. He has written several books about the history of Syria.

Ammar Haykal

Ammar Haykal

Managing Director

Ammar joined Haykal Media in 2007, and oversaw the diversification of the titles it published, in addition to other products and services.
He led the launch and the subsequent expansion of which grew to become one of the region's leading business news and information platforms.

Through Haykal Media's digital initiatives, Ammar works to unleash the power of online in the Arab region, emphasizing the basic need of high quality and meaningful content in the Arabic language.

Soud Atassi

Soud Atassi

Sales Director

Soud joined Haykal Media in 2008, bringing with him 10 years in sales across different sectors. He handles the sales of Haykal Media's different products as well as oversee the company's presence in different cities.

Dia Haykal

Dia Haykal

Strategic Initiatives Manager

In the media

Some of our clients and partners

Ayyam Gallery

Abu Dhabi University

Al-Hosn Gas


Al Shaali & Associates


All About Brands

Crescent Enterprises

BMMI Group

dmg events

Emirates Transport

KBS Communications