The Festival

Dubai Lynx is MENA's premier festival of creativity. Each year, it brings the region's creative communications industry together over three days in Dubai to learn, network and celebrate the power of creativity. The Lynx is recognised globally as a benchmark for creative excellence, and the annual awards celebrate and elevate the very best work from across the region.

Tahaab Rais

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

Tahaab Rais

Regional Head of Strategic Planning, FP7/MENA

Want to speak at Dubai Lynx 2018?

Each year, Dubai Lynx welcomes people from across the worlds of advertising, marketing, creativity, technology and branding to share fresh ideas, pioneering research, inspirational experiences and more. If you think you've got what it takes to inspire MENA's creativity community, submit your idea for a talk.

If you have any questions at all, or want to talk through your proposals, please write to Annie Smith at

The Stages

Whether it's a big idea or the latest technology, you'll find it on one of Dubai Lynx's many stages.

The Inspiration stage

Packed with global creative minds and visionary thinkers to share the biggest and boldest ideas that will inspire new creative approaches.

The Arabic Creativity stage

Delving into the new concepts and bold ideas born out of the Middle East by the region’s most talented minds.

Data X Innovation X Tech stage

Designed to bring to life the cutting-edge technology and innovation that is enhancing creative communications.

Startup stage

The Startup Programme at Dubai Lynx is designed to unite start-ups, brand partners and agencies.

Networking stage

Meet and learn from leading creative and brand marketers in an informal and relaxed setting.

The Work on show

See the best of MENA's creativity on show at Dubai Lynx at the shortlist exhibitions and screenings.

The shortlists are revealed as the Festival is happening and they are all put on show around the venue. There's nowhere better to soak up inspiration and discover what creativity in the region looks like right now.

Networking at Dubai Lynx

There's no better place than Dubai Lynx to make new contacts and forge useful connections. Meet and mingle with everyone from start-up founders to brand leaders through a blend of organised and informal meet ups.

Attending the Awards

The Dubai Lynx Awards Show is the highlight of the creative calendar. Taking place in Dubai's Madinat Arena, it's the place to join your peers and competitors to see the region's best work rewarded and celebrated.

Seating is arranged by table and only available when pre-booked. Tables are always snapped up quickly, so act fast to make sure your entire team gets to join in the celebrations.