The National was founded in 2008, setting a new standard for quality journalism in the Middle East. 

Each day The National reaches an influential, English-speaking audience to deliver the latest in news, business, arts, culture, lifestyle and sports, while leading the region in analytical content and commentary.

The National is committed to serving the local UAE community while delivering a strong international perspective.

With a bureau in London and correspondents in key cities worldwide, The National has developed a reputation for providing in-depth coverage and a window into the region.

The National has been extensively awarded for its design, reporting, photography, and video work, while its indisputable reputation for excellence appeals to business leaders and decision makers.

Publishing across all digital platforms – reaching millions of people each month - The National harnesses the latest multimedia tools while continuing to produce a print edition six days a week.

While The National was originally launched as part of Abu Dhabi Media, it was acquired by International Media Investments and relaunched as a private entity in 2017.

The National is the destination to understand the Middle East at a time when the region has never been more important.


The National’s senior editorial team is made up of:

Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor-in-Chief

Dan Gledhill, Deputy Editor

Laura Koot, Managing Editor

Alex Gubbay, Head of Digital

Mustafa Alrawi, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Joe Jenkins, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Nick March, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

Nic Ridley, Assistant Editor-in-Chief


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The National is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint, please contact our London Bureau Chief, Damien McElroy at dmcelroy@thenationalnews.com. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk