looks at some of the notable print creatives from the United Arab Emirates.
No glamour is attached to the presentation of the creatives on our blog -
it is straight from the newspapers captured from a reader's viewpoint.

Click on the ads to enlarge for a detailed view.
You can also RATE, POLL your opinion and also COMMENT on them and share your views.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

AdBlogArabia launches - the place to be for Middle East creatives!

Found this in my RSS feeds now!

Do take a look around! Looks promising.

From their blog:

"...It is a project I’ve been working on for several months; and is a first-of-its-kind platform for advertising and media professionals in the Middle East to present their work, opinions and themselves to a wide regional and international community.

It’s all Do-It-Yourself, presented in a Web 2.0 format and quite simple...."

Monday, November 27, 2006

Everyone can help preserve the environment - Interesting campaign!

Came across this very interesting campaign in my RSS feeds through Though it is non-UAE, it communicates a urgent message that is universal. By a strange coincidence, for the past week or so, we had also started a practice of ensuring all switches at home and work were off when not in use. Enjoy the ads!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

More November print ads

Home Centre

Kt, 14 Nov 06



KT-Weekend mag, 10 Nov 06

Emirates Post - Universal Postal Union Strategy Conference

KT, 11 Nov 06

Dusit Dubai - My Bar

KT, 14 Nov 06

Rowena - Brush Activ

KT-Weekend mag, 10 Nov 06

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Some interesting November ads

HITACHI Cyclone - Vacuum Cleaner

KT, 7 Nov 06

Dubai Racing Club

CME (Campaign Middle East), 5 Nov 06

The Dubai Desert Challenge Rally Championship

7 Days, 2 Nov 06

Borders Bookshop

7 Days, 5 Nov 06

Al Habtoor Motors

KT, 8 Nov 06

Aer Lingus - Irish Airways

7 Days, 8 Nov 06


KT, 1 Nov 06

Monday, November 20, 2006

DHL Express - Export made easy - Print campaign

DHL uses media space creatively to get its point of 'Export made easy' across.

7 Days, 7 Nov 06

7 Days, 7 Nov 06

7 Days, 7 Nov 06

7 Days, 7 Nov 06

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Emirates Post - Direct2Door - Print Campaign

Here's a print campaign targeted at sub-continentals in the UAE (this campaign was run only in the Emirates Evening Post) - a paper read mostly by South Asians (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka) :

EEP, 15 Oct 06

EEP, 4 Nov 06

EEP, 7 Nov 06

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Mashreq Bank - Let's talk Business - Print Campaign

KT, 8 Nov 06

KT, 8 Nov 06

KT, 8 Nov 06

Monday, November 13, 2006

Air Arabia celebrates 3rd birthday with even lower fares - Print Campaign

7 Days, 2 Nov 06

7 Days, 3 Nov 06

7 Days, 13 Nov 06

Sunday, November 12, 2006

AXA Insurance - Be Life Confident - Print Campaign

KT, 2 Nov 06

KT, 4 Nov 06

7 Days, 13 Nov 06

Thursday, November 09, 2006

YOU DECIDE! - Dubai Traffic Safety - Print ad

Dubai Police cracks down on road trolls, speed demons and 'death wish' drivers. Way to go!

ET, 8 Nov 06

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Campaign Media Awards 2006 - What emotion will you experience on the night? - Print Campaign

Campaign Middle East weekly mag (CME), 29 Oct 06

CME, 29 Oct 06

CME, 5 Nov 06

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Cirque Du Soleil in Dubai! - Print campaign

ET, 2 Nov 06

ET, 2 Nov 06

Monday, November 06, 2006

Campaign Media Planning Awards 2006

The Campaign Media Planning Awards 2006 has now closed for entries.
Click here to view the shortlist of nominees.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Upside down - do readers frown?

David Ogilvy on Advertising" contains section with a lot of donts on the use of twisted and upside down elements in an ad. Ogilvy frowned upon anything that would require a reader to do any additional task in trying to comprehend an ad. The ones below for example feature upside down visuals. The topsy-turvy visuals in the Microsoft Flight Simulator ad goes well with the idea. But does the HSBC visual work?

7 Days, 19 Oct 06

KT, 1 Nov 06

Friday, November 03, 2006

Dubai Autodrome - Print Campaign

7 Days, 18 Oct 06

7 Days, 4 Oct 06

7 Days, 5 Oct 06

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

National Bank of Abu Dhabi - Winner Account - Print Campaign

It's a good thing that banks are maintaining a brand identity in their advertising (though I wish the same could be said about their service) - banks such as HSBC, CBI (ads published elsewhere in this blog) maintain a good brand presence apart from NBAD (National Bank of Abu Dhabi) in print.

(Apologise for the poor quality of these working out a way of capturing better quality pictures soon.)

ET, 3 Oct 06

GN, 1 Oct 06

KT, 25 Sep 06

KT, 4 Sep 06 launched! launched! launched!

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