Welcome to Dubai Lynx 

Celebrating MENA's creative excellence

Dubai Lynx is the benchmark for creative excellence in the MENA region and winning is validation of work that is among the very best.

Did you miss the entry deadline for DubaiLynx Awards 2021? Get in touch with us at awards@dubailynx.com to discuss how we can help.

The shortlists will be announced mid March and the winners on 25 May.


JMeet the region’s future creative superstars. The shortlist and winners of the 2021 Student Cover Competition have been revealed.

See the winning work

Awards juries announced

Meet the creative leaders who will form the 2021 Dubai Lynx juries to award the best creative work from across the MENA region. This year the juries comprise 50% female representation - the highest in the awards’ history.

Meet the Juries

Brilliant content on tap at LYNX Live

LYNX Live is a free, digital education, inspiration and networking experience. Now, more than ever, the importance of creativity is fundamental. LYNX Live provides a platform for the industry to collaborate, learn and be inspired.

Watch a programme of original thinking from the creative industry's leading players focused on MENA’s future. It is open and freely accessible to the whole advertising communications industry, with content for the young Lynx community, as well as agency and brand leaders.

Stay tuned for our next edition of LYNX Live coming soon!

Watch now

Ali Rez on finding creative self belief

Having the courage to 'cross that line' can spark creativity and build better work. Taking us through his creative journey on four continents, Ali Rez shares life stories and business insights that have helped him become one of the world’s most awarded creatives.

Zainab Salbi on women taking control

Zainab Salbi, Iraqi humanitarian, author and activist, explores an unstoppable future where women have control over their representation and treatment in the media.

Tahaab Rais draws lessons from Assassin’s Creed

In his inimitable style, FP7 McCann MENAT's Tahaab Rais shows how we can use 2021 as a springboard to reset and evolve the industry, using Assasin's Creed for inspiration.

Kalpesh Patankar shares his mantra for life

‘Ain’t no rules’ is the one guiding principle that has taken Kalpesh Patankar across four countries and has introduced him to some of the brightest minds in the business. Here’s his story of taking chances, facing setbacks, being brave, putting his faith in his work.


LYNX Live podcast series

The Dubai Lynx Podcasts hosted with Campaign ME and broadcast on Anghami are our bi-weekly podcasts as part of Lynx Live series providing the latest interviews, news & views for the creative community. Follow us on Anghami to explore new innovative ideas and learn how creativity can grow your business.
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Get inspired by past winners 

Uncover all the Dubai Lynx winners from 2009 to 2019 to see how creativity has evolved in the region over the last decade.


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.

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Be part of Dubai Lynx

Would you like to partner with Dubai Lynx? Please contact our Festival Director, Thea Skelton to discuss opportunities.

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