Dubai Lynx 2020 Cancelled

The Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity will no longer take place in September 2020 as planned. The next Festival will now be held from 7-10 March 2021.

The impact of Coronavirus continues to be felt both globally and across the MENA region. Health and economic concerns are now determining the priorities of societies and businesses across the world. Our customers and partners in the MENA creative marketing and media industries are facing unparalleled challenges and the need to protect companies and people, and to support consumers, is their priority during this challenging time.  

Our difficult decision follows in-depth consultations with our partners and customers in response to the unprecedented global situation. We therefore felt it important to remove uncertainty and provide clarity to our community around the running of the Dubai Lynx awards and Festival.


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Dubai Lynx 2021

Dubai Lynx is where MENA's creative industry sets the bar for creative excellence.

Dubai Lynx brings together top creatives, the world’s smartest brands and sharpest marketers, fledgling start-ups and everyone in between to learn, network and celebrate creativity in communications.

The next Festival will be held from 7-10 March 2021.

See the Speaker Line-up

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FERNANDO MACHADO

Burger King

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WENDY CLARK

DDB Worldwide

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RICHARD FRANKEL

Spotify

VaynerMedia

GARY VAYNERCHUK

VaynerMedia

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NIGEL HOLLIS

Kantar

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ANA ANDJELIC

Mansur Gavriel

speaker

ROB NEWLAN

VIRTUE by VICE

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JENNIFER FISCHER

TBWA\RAAD

Creativity moves us forward

A new community platform from Cannes Lions shares hopeful stories and useful insights from inside the global creative community – inspiring brands and businesses in APAC and beyond to progress through creativity.

BE INSPIRED

The Festival

Creativity, innovation and tech collide at the two-day festival, where the industry - that's everybody from the region's most senior decision-makers to emerging new talent - come together to set the agenda for creative communications.

Check out the Festival Programme and start planning your schedule now or download the Festival Guide.

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2019 Festival Highlights

Over 2,000 delegates from top agencies, brands, production companies and more attended Dubai Lynx in 2019. Take a look at what happened.

Find out more

The Awards 

The Lynx is MENA's most coveted award for creative excellence and winning one puts you at the forefront of the region's marketing communications industry. Meet the juries and book your table for the Awards Ceremony.

Awards Juries announced

Meet the global industry leaders from 23 countries who will judge the best creative work from across the MENA region at the 2020 Dubai Lynx Awards.

Meet the Juries

WIN A TRIP TO LA

Enter the Snapchat for Good Competition

Unleash the full power of your creativity in the Snapchat for Good competition and you could win a trip to Los Angeles, CA.

Alex Maalouf

“I’d rate the Dubai Lynx as the best creative event in the MENA region. There’s the right blend of local and international, of creativity and insights to get everyone in the industry (or wanting to enter the industry) thinking about how they can create better campaigns.”

Alex Maalouf

Corporate Communications - IMEA, P&G

Opportunities for rising stars

Young talent can develop and thrive at Dubai Lynx. Gain experience and industry recognition through a raft of opportunities, including the Young Lynx Competitions, with a new competition for marketers, the Student Award for Print and the MBC Youth Award and Student Hack, all wrapped up in the Young Lynx Experience.

Tahaab Rais

"The insights gained from the industry’s best minds, along with the fantastic work on display, help us realize that good is not good enough anymore."

Tahaab Rais

Regional Head of Strategic Planning, FP7/MENA

Key Dates

4 November 2019 | BUY YOUR FESTIVAL PASS
20 November 2019 | ENTRIES OPEN
After 18 December 2019 | FIRST LATE FEE APPLIES TO ENTRIES
23 January 2020 | DELEGATE EARLY BIRD ENDS MIDNIGHT GST
After 23 January 2020 | SECOND FEE 2 APPLIES TO ENTRIES
6 February 2020 | ENTRIES CLOSE
6-9 September 2020 | RESCHEDULED DUBAI LYNX FESTIVAL AND AWARDS

Be part of Dubai Lynx

Check out our sponsorship opportunities or find out how you can get on stage as a speaker at this year's festival.

Get involved
  • Co Sponsors

    motivate
  • Broadcast Partner

    mbc
  • In association with

    iaa
  • Strategic partner

    dmc
  • Music partner

    anghami
  • Experiential partner

    experiential partner
  • Print sponsor

  • Official Airline partner

  • Illustration partner

    Ape
  • Network partner

    Shock
  • Association Partners

    Advertising Business Group
    IABC