Advertising Media & Trade Promotion


Televised commercials are broadcast on the two Saudi channels during limited periods of the day.  One TV channel is in Arabic; the second is in English, with broadcasting covering all of Saudi Arabia.  Cost of a time slot varies considerably, depending on timing, and is usually less costly for Saudis than foreign firms.  Contents are normally screened by the Ministry of Information to conform to moral and religious standards.

Many foreign and Saudi companies run commercials through Pan-Arab TV satellites channels who are widely popular in the region and proved to have big share of nationwide spectators.

Newspaper advertising is carried in both the local English and Arabic press.  The three local dailies published in English have a circulation in the range of 20,000 to 50,000 copies: Arab News (London); Saudi Gazette (Jeddah); Riyadh Daily (Riyadh).  The leading Arabic newspapers, with nationwide distribution, have circulation in the 70,000 to 100,000 range: Al-Hayat, Al-Shark Al-Awsat, and Okaz.

Other relevant newspapers have lower circulation, and some have only regional distribution.

Arab News
P.O. Box 10452 Jeddah 21433
Saudi Arabia
Tel : (966 2) 639-1888
Fax: (966 2) 639-3223
E-mail: arabnews@arabnews.com.sa

Saudi Gazette
P.O. Box 5576 Jeddah 21432
Saudi Arabia
Tel  (966 2) 672-2775/2630
Fax: (966 2) 672-7621
E-mail: news@saudigazette.com.sa

Al -Sharq Al-Awsat (Arabic)
Arab Press House
184 High Holborn
London WC1 V7AP
United Kingdom
Tel : (020) 7831-8181
Fax: (020) 7831-2310
E-mail: editorial@asharqalawsat.com

Al-Hayat (Arabic)
66 Hammersmith Road
London W14 8YT
United Kingdom
Tel : (020) 7602-9988
Fax: (020) 7371-4225
E-mail: Geprge@alhayat.com

Al-Riyadh (Arabic)
P.O. Box 581 Riyadh 11421
Saudi Arabia
Tel : (966 1) 442-0000
Fax: (966 1) 487-1070/441-7022
E-mail: newsroom@alriyadh-np.com

Al-Jazira (Arabic)
P.O. Box 354 Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
Tel : (966 1) 487-0000/487-1016
Fax: (966 1) 487-1017/487-1063
E-mail: chief@al-jazirah.com

Al-Iqtisadiah (Arabic)
P.O. Box 478 Riyadh 11411
Saudi Arabia
Tel  (966 1) 441-9933
Fax: (966 1) 441-7885
E-mail: editorial5@aleqtisadiah.com

Okaz (Arabic)
P.O. Box 9218 Jeddah 21441
Saudi Arabia
Tel  (966 2) 672-2630
Fax: (966 2) 672-8150
E-mail: Okazjed@okaz.com.sa

Al-Madina (Arabic)
P.O. Box 51113 Jeddah 21543
Saudi Arabia
Tel : (966 2) 671-2100/671-5633
Fax: (966 2) 671-4966
E-mail: reporters@al-madina.com

Al-Yom (Arabic)
P.O. Box 565 Dammam 31421
Saudi Arabia
Tel : (966 3) 858-0800/858-7288
Fax: (966 3) 858-8777

Al-Watan (Arabic)
P.O. Box 15155 Abha
Saudi Arabia
Tel : (966 7) 227-3333
Fax: (966 7) 227-3756