Welcome to Dubai Lynx 2018

11 - 14 March 2018

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

MENA's biggest celebration of creative communications.

Where the creative industry collaborates, competes and connects

Dubai Lynx is all about showing off the MENA region's incredible creative output. It’s a four-day event that brings together top creatives, the world’s best brands, fledgling start-ups and everyone in between to learn, network and celebrate creative excellence in communications.

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Three days of inspiration & insights

From AI to Arabic street culture, from Blockchain to brand purpose, there's an unmissable agenda at Dubai Lynx 2018.

If you’d like a speedy solution to your brand’s creative brief, head to the Edelman Speed Pitching

Fly to Dubai Lynx with Emirates and get a special discount

Calling ambitious startups!

You can get expert advice, match-making and mentoring from global players along with free festival passes to Dubai Lynx, and the chance to win a pass to Cannes Lions 2018.

Find out how

"Dubai Lynx showcases the world's best work, allows the creative community to unite and enables young professionals to meet their heroes."

Yousef Tuqan

Group Vice President, Brand Marketing & Loyalty, The Jumeirah Group


Come along to the awards show to see if your work has earned one of the industry's biggest seals of approval.


Get to know a diverse community of brand, agency and world leaders, innovators, tech entrepreneurs, brilliant creatives and many more in a laid-back setting.


Hear thought-provoking, agenda-setting talks on the topics that matter to communications today from the people leading the change.


The Dubai Lynx awards are all about showing off the creativity you need to see. They celebrate, nurture and set the standard for brilliant work in the MENA creative communications industry each year.

New for 2018

Celebrating brave and innovative ideas within the health, wellness and pharmaceutical communications, 2018 sees the introduction of the Healthcare Awards at Dubai Lynx.

Juries announced

Find out who's on the Dubai Lynx juries in 2018. See the juries

Hala Lynx


Dubai Lynx podcast episode three

Interview with Tarek Nasr of Mintrix, Start Up Hub winner 2017 at Dubai Lynx. Continue reading


Dubai International Film Festival panel

A discussion on "Content is King, Branded Entertainment and the future of advertising" Continue reading


Dubai Lynx podcast episode two

Austyn Allison, editor of Campaign talks to Jose Papa, Managing Director of Cannes Lions Continue reading

"Dubai Lynx raises creative energy and makes creatives raise the bar."

Joao Camacho

Creative Director, Tonic International

“Dubai Lynx is the only regional event where we can come together once a year to celebrate, network and most importantly, be inspired by our peers."

Reem Hameed

Executive Producer and Partner, Collective BKP

Ema Linaker Head of Digital MEA, Edelman

"Dubai Lynx is a great place to share and swap ideas, connect with people in my industry and see where the industry thinks creativity will go."

Ema Linaker

Head of Digital MEA, Edelman 

Sponsorship opportunities

Dubai Lynx offers a host of opportunities that enable your business to reach MENA's influential communications industry by partnering with us before, during and after the Festival.

  • Co Sponsors

  • In association with

  • Strategic partner

  • Print Sponsor

  • Official airline partner

  • Experiential partner

  • Association partners


Join the celebration of MENA creativity

11 - 14 March 2018

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai