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.

The 2020/2021 winning work has been announced. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who took part. Take a look and be inspired.

The Young Lynx Academy

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The Young Lynx Academy in partnership with TikTok will take place for 2 days only on 9 and 10 June 2021.

The academy is free-to-attend and tailored towards young talent working in the MENA region aged 32 years and below.

Only 20 places are available. Applications are now closed. We will contact you soon if you have been selected as a participant in the program.

Winners Interviews

Have you ever wondered what the multiple-award winners have to say about their success at Dubai Lynx?

In this #WinnersSpotlight series, we hear from seven of this year’s influential winners as they spotlight their favorite campaigns, their journey to creative success and their advice on how to win a Lynx.

Follow us on TikTok to see the full interviews.

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Watch the Dubai Lynx Awards Show

Discover MENA's best creative work for 2020/2021 in the virtual awards show.


Dubai Lynx 2021 Update

We have taken the difficult decision not to run Dubai Lynx Festival in 2021 but we are hopeful the live element of the Festival will return next year in March.

Our priority is the absolute safety of our delegates and team. Given this extraordinary year and in light of the ongoing COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak, this decision has been made following guidance from the relevant authorities. In 2021 we will be awarding 2020 and 2021 work virtually at our Dubai Lynx Awards Ceremony in April.

We will also hold the second edition of our LYNX Live content-led event later in the year. This will be available to our community free of charge and we will share more information on this with you very soon. Please sign up to our newsletter below to keep up to date.

If you have a question about your booking, contact the team and we will be happy to help.


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

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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!

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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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