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Dubai Lynx announces its 2023 Shortlists

15 March 2023

Dubai Lynx, MENA’s Festival and Awards for creative excellence in branded communications, has released the shortlists across all 21 categories. From 1,862 entries, 404 pieces of work have been shortlisted and will now compete to be awarded MENA’s most prestigious creative communications accolade.

The winners of the Dubai Lynx Awards will be announced during the Awards Ceremony, at the Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah today, Wednesday 15 March. During the Ceremony, Yum! Brands will be honoured as the Dubai Lynx Advertiser of the Year, Khaled AlShehhi will be honoured as Advertising Person of the Year, Outstanding Contribution and all other Special Awards will also be revealed.

Ian Fairservice, Vice Chairman, Dubai Lynx, said, “After a fantastic day at the Festival yesterday, we’re delighted to announce the shortlists ahead of the winners announcement, which will set the benchmark for both creative excellence and marketing strategy and effectiveness in the Middle East and North Africa. It was an immensely proud moment to bring the region’s creative community together to network, learn and be inspired by the rich mix of speakers and champions for creativity in the region. Congratulations to all of those who have been shortlisted and we look forward to celebrating the winners tonight at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony.

Simon Cook, CEO, LIONS, added, “We are thrilled to announce the shortlists for Dubai Lynx this year, and to see a return to a physical Festival. The diverse and distinctive work that emerges from MENA is always highly anticipated and this year’s showing doesn’t disappoint. We’re excited to see the work that the Juries will go on to award. I’d like to thank our Jurors for all their hard work and dedication in setting the benchmark for creative excellence across the region.

Majed Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President, Dubai Media City, part of TECOM Group, commented, “Dubai’s reputation as a creative capital is on the rise, attracting brilliant minds from around the world. Dubai Lynx is an opportunity to celebrate this ever-growing community and their outstanding quality of work. A huge congratulations to the shortlisted campaigns on behalf of Dubai Media City. We are eager to see who rises to the top at the Award Ceremony, but the ultimate prize is the spotlight on Dubai’s flourishing creative ecosystem and economy.

The Grands Prix and Special Awards, as well as the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will be announced this evening, 15 March, at the Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony. All shortlists can be found at