The Magazine

How it all started

  • Since its establishment in 1979, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal remains, the leading Business magazine in the Arab region.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal covers business, economic and current affairs in the Arab countries with unrivaled depth and authority.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal publishes 12 regular issues per year and as many exclusive, out-of-series issues dedicated to countries, sectors and industries.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal’s readership base has been exponentially growing, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal’s average circulation is 48240 copies per issue, with an average readership over 241,200 readers per issue (5-7 readers per copy).
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal has subscription rate exceeding 60% of its total circulation.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal reaches government and business leaders, first and second tier corporate executives, bankers, entrepreneurs.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal has a network of specialized writers and correspondents in most Arab countries, with offices in Beirut, Doha, Dubai, Riyadh, Jeddah, Tunisia, Kuwait, Amman and Istanbul, backed by representatives in major international markets.
  • Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal acquired In:
    • 1999, Al Hasnaa (the region’s first Arab Women magazine first launched in 1909).
    • 1993, Al Defaiya, a bi-monthly magazine specialized in Defence & Aerospace.

Regular Issues

Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal publishes 12 regular issues per year covering a wide array of topics, including:

  • Business and economic developments in the region.
  • Countries, Industries and companies’ focus and analysis.
  • Interviews with VIPs.
  • Special surveys.
  • Profile on business and government leaders.
  • Country-by-country economic reports.
  • Arab-International trade and investment developments.
  • New appointments.

These issues equally feature regular sections devoted to the following economic sectors:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Islamic Banking
  • Insurance
  • Tourism
  • I.T. & Telecom
  • Real Estate
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cars
  • Trading
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Transportation
  • Airports & Civil Aviation
  • Watches & Luxury Items

Special Issues

Special issues include:

  • Top 500 Arab listed Companies
  • Top 100 Arab Banks
  • Top 50 Arab Investment Companies
  • I.T. & Telecom
  • Tourism & Business Travel
  • Saudi Banking
  • Special Country issues: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Bahrain...)
  • Real Estate Development
  • Insurance
  • Textiles
  • Arab Economic Forum
  • Turkish Arab Relations
  • Oil & Gas

These special issues coincide with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Conferences and/or with other Forums and Exhibitions in which Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal actively participates, thus benefiting from a wide circulation at such events.

Forums Coverage

  • Arab Economic Forum & Social Development Summit
  • Qatar Economic Forum
  • Abu Dhabi Economic Forum
  • Jordan Economic Forum
  • Arab Economic Forum
  • Kuwait Economic Forum
  • Turkish-Arab Economic Forum
  • Cityscape Jeddah
  • World Bank Meeting
  • Cityscape Dubai
  • Gitex
  • Basel Exhibition
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