About us

Dubai Lynx is the meeting place for MENA's creative and marketing communities. Every March, they come together for four days of inspiration, celebration and experimentation.

What is Dubai Lynx?

Dubai Lynx celebrates the brilliant creativity that comes from the MENA region. 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.

As sister festival to the globally renowned Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, Dubai Lynx is part of a highly influential network. Our premium global standards mean we are respected as the most credible awards and festival in the creative sphere in the region.

Why do people come to Dubai Lynx?

More and more brands and agencies come to Dubai Lynx every year. Why? Because they understand that great work really works. Independent research has shown, conclusively and compellingly, that it increases return on investment, impacts share price performance and is tied to market share growth.

"The most creative companies did better than peer firms on two key business metrics: financial performance and McKinsey’s Innovation Score."

Creativity’s bottom line: How winning companies turn creativity into business value and growth

McKinsey & Company

Who comes to Dubai Lynx?

Every year, Dubai Lynxs attracts thousands of delegates from across the region and further afield. Whatever sector they work in and however they put creativity to work in their organisation, delegates are credible, influential, innovative and creative.

Bringing the creative community together

All sorts of creatively-minded people come together at Dubai Lynx. Expect to join a regional and global community of top brand leaders, award-winning creatives, start-up founders, innovators, broadcasters, directors, marketers and many more.

Find out more about the Festival

Training

No matter what stage in their career, creative people are always looking to improve – and the Training Academies at Dubai Lynx are carefully curated to help meet those needs.

Whether that's covering what constitutes a stand-out creative brief, how to craft breakthrough brand communications or a lesson in how to come up with brilliant ideas in the first place, there's an Academy for every keen-to-learn creative.

See our training courses

Awards

The Dubai Lynx Awards honour and celebrate MENA's best work in advertising and creative communications. International juries pore over thousands of entries during the Festival and the winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony in the Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, on 14 March 2018.

See all the winners from 2017

2017 Dubai Lynx Grand Prix winners

Branded Content & Entertainment

Tummyfish
Nestlé Middle East

Creative Effectiveness

The Good Note
Bou Khalil Supermarché

Design

Veils of Pride
Tathqeef

Direct

Footnote for the Breast
Medcare Women & Children Hospital

Film

How to Eat a Zespri
Zespri Kiwifruit

Film Craft

Micropolitics
Mada Masr

Grand Prix for Good

Legally Bride
Kafa (Enough) Violence & Exploitation

Innovation

Spuble
Spuble

Integrated

#PostWisely
DU (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company)

Interactive

#PostWisely
DU (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company)

Media

The Campaign That Never Saw The Light
Saudi Telecom Company

Outdoor

Spring Summer 2016: Be Seen
The Cartel

PR

Trump
Royal Jordanian

Print & Outdoor Craft

Make Up & Shoes from 'Spring Summer 2016: Be Seen'
The Cartel

Print & Publishing

Shoes from 'Spring Summer 2016: Be Seen'
The Cartel

Promo & Activation

One-Drop Bottle
Pril

Radio

Anna Politkovskaya, Bertolt Brecht, Liao Yiwu and Marquis De Sade
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