Motivate Media Group’s publishing arm was established in 1985 with Dubai: Gateway to the Gulf. Since then, our roster of authors and books have grown to include a number of names including His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Dr Raja Al Gurg, Khalaf Al Habtoor, David Heard, Dr Frauke Heard-Bey and Marco Pierre White, among numerous others.

Over these years, we have published books in a variety of genres and categories: Art and Photography; Biographies and Memoirs; Business and Economics; Children’s Books; Cookbooks; Family and Lifestyle; History and Archaeology; Literature and Fiction; Politics and Government; Religion and Spirituality; Science and Nature; and Travel and Tourism.

When it comes to publishing books, we offer our support to the authors in the full development of their ideas from conception to the final, printed book. Here are some of the services we provide:

  • Develop and ghostwrite a new manuscript based on your idea
  • Edit and proofread your existing manuscript
  • Translate your manuscript to a number of languages, if needed
  • Conceptualise and design the look and feel of both the cover and interior pages of the book
  • Advise on production processes, like choosing the best quality of paper and special print effects
  • Produce the printed and bound book
  • Distribute the book to our partner retailers across the UAE and GCC
  • Market the book through our established list of print and online publications and media


To know more about getting published or how to submit your manuscript, click here