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Dubai Lynx, 2016

Dubai, UAE


The Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity is the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s annual must-attend event for the creative communications industry to learn, network and be inspired. The 2016 Festival takes place from 6 – 8 March at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, when we celebrate 10 years of inspiring creativity at Dubai Lynx and look ahead to the next decade. Closing the Festival on 9 March, the Dubai Lynx Awards celebrate the region’s best creative work.

New initiatives for Dubai Lynx's tenth anniversary include an expanded content programme with big ideas explored on the Inspiration Stage, MENA-specific issues discussed in Arabic and English on the Regional Stage, and data-driven creativity unpacked on the Data x Innovation x Tech Stage. There's also a bigger Festival site incorporating the new Festival village and Water Terrace.

Dubai Lynx is part of Lions Festivals, organisers of Cannes Lions, Spikes Asia, Eurobest and the Asian Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy Awards. The Festival and Awards are produced in partnership with Motivate, with the support of Dubai Media City (DMC) and in association with the UAE Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA).


Special Awards

Agency of the Year:

1. Impact BBDO, Dubai

2. Memac Ogilvy, Dubai

3. J. Walter Thompson, Dubai

Media Agency of the Year:

1. UM MENA, Dubai

2. Starcom Mediavest Group, Dubai

3. OMD, Dubai

Network of the Year:

1. J. Walter Thompson


3. Ogilvy & Mather

Lynx Palm Award:

1. Good People, Beirut

2. Lighthouse Films, Cairo

3. Déjà Vu, Dubai

Advertiser of the Year: Emirate NBD

Advertising Person of the Year: Sheikh Waleed Al Ibrahim, MBC Group

Independent Agency Of The Year:

1. King Tut’s Playground, Cairo

2. Spark* Publinet, Dubai

3. Bold Agency, Riyadh

University of the Year: The Lebanese American University