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About us

Gulf Connoisseur, a bi-monthly magazine from the UAE that epitomizes luxury, is one of the Gulf’s premier lifestyle magazines for the affluent. An elegant publication that’s unique in editorial, photography, design and quality, Gulf Connoisseur shares and shapes its readers discerning tastes on the very best the world has to offer. The magazine is your guide to a luxurious lifestyle: exotic destinations, sophisticated golf courses, luxurious spas, collectibles, designer watches and jewellery, yachts, exotic autos, private jets, sport, investing, luxury estates, architecture, interior design, technology, haute couture, beauty, the arts and gourmet cuisine. The magazine also includes interesting interviews and profiles of influential people in the Gulf and around the world.

Gulf Connoisseur treats its readers to a world of glamour and substance that is seductive and accessible. Our stories will guide readers to a world where the pleasures of good life are part of everyday experience. Sumptuous photography and fine writing makes Gulf Connoisseur the premier source to everything that is beautiful, sophisticated and opulent. With its elegant format, sophisticated design and rich editorial content, Gulf Connoisseur is a magazine that readers will proudly display on their coffee tables or bookshelves. It will be your elegant guide to a wide variety of luxury products and services.


Gulf Connoisseur size: 27x33cm – closed
Stock: Inside 115gsm Art Glossy
Cover – 350gsm Art Glossy
No. of pages: 120+
Perfect Binding
Target Readership / Advertising Benefits:

Gulf Connoisseur offers the perfect medium for exposure to a receptive audience, who has real spending power. It will reach out to high- income consumers, members of ruling family/ government, top managers and leading businessmen. These men and women travel internationally and throughout the region. They have high disposable incomes and are discerning in matters of style and leisure time. Through advertising in Gulf Connoisseur you will benefit from promoting your products and services to the right audience. By advertising regularly you will establish or remind readers of your brands and enhance opportunities for increased sales.

Distribution Network:

Gulf Connoisseur is distributed through leading distributors in the UAE and other Gulf Countries. It is available in leading bookshops, supermarkets, duty-free shops, five star hotels. In the UAE it is also made available in gasoline stations and other popular outlets like cafes and restaurants. It is also kept in the first class of some of the leading airlines and private jets.

Our Distributors are:

United Arab Emirates

Dar Al Hikma
Al Hilal Corporation
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Ph. + 973 294000, Fax + 973 290580

Kuwati Group Publication Distribution
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Ph. +965 2417808, Fax. + 965 2417809

Sultanate of Oman

Al Attar Distribution
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Ph. + 968 502936, Fax. + 968 593200


Dar Al Sharq Publication Distribution Company,
Doha, Qatar
Ph. + 974 4661282, Fax. + 974 4661865
Technical Data for Advertisement:
Full Page Bleed 276 mm x 336 mm
Full Page Trim 270 mm x 330 mm
Full Page Type Area 245 mm x 305 mm
Half Page Horizontal 245 mm x 150 mm
Half Page Vertical 118 mm x 305 mm

Screen 150 LPI
Film: Right reading Positives, emulsion side down plus color progressives
Gutter: 3 mm
Please add 3 mm on all four sides for Bleed. For DPS please ensure text is 4mm away from gutter on either side. Any materials supplied on CDs or Zip cartridges should be high resolution (nothing less than 300 dpi) and the following formats: Illustrator EPS, Quark or Photoshop (EPS, JPEG or TIFF).
Color separations should be provided two weeks prior to the date of publication. Bookings are accepted with the understanding that separated films are supplied
For all insertions. Where the publisher is required to separate film or provide artwork, the relevant charges will be applied.
Booking deadlines: 20 days prior to cover date
Material deadline: 15 days prior to cover date.

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