The Khaleej Times is a daily English language newspaper published in United Arab Emirates.[3][4] It is the longest running English language newspaper published in the UAE.

History and profile

The Galadari Brothers began publishing the daily on 16 April 1978, making it the first English daily in the UAE.[5][6] The daily is published in Sharjah.[4] The newspaper was also partially owned by the UAE government.[7][8] However, in 2008 the government's share was raised. In addition, the government took over the daily's management and appointed a new editor-in-chief.

The staff of the paper are mostly Indian and Pakistani journalists. The broadsheet comprises the general news section, the business pages and a lively sports section. Khaleej Times is not audited and it is believed to print around 150,000 copies, making it one of the most popular English language newspapers in the Persian Gulf area. Additionally, it covers Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia through a dedicated distribution network. The newspaper also consists of Special Reports and Supplements which allow for community advertisements and other services. Its main competitors are 7DAYS, UAE WEEKEND Magazine",The National and Gulf News.[9]

The Ipsos data in 2009 showed that the paper had a readership of 78.8%.[10] The paper's online version was the twenty-first mostly visited website for 2010 in the MENA region.[11]

Additional publications

The Classified is a separate tabloid of 28 to 32 pages published daily along with the Khaleej Times main paper. It carries local advertisements about cars, real estate, recruitment, educational services and matrimonial announcements.

Wknd Magazine, is published on Fridays along with the broadsheet, discusses a range of topics that are of interest to men, women and children. Stories are balanced between topics and themes of local interest and international relevance.

Khaleej Times Online is the global face of the newspaper on the internet. The online version offers additional stories and exclusives not found in its print paper.

Khaleej Times Supplement also publishes special pages upon the national days of the nations such as UAE, Pakistan, India.