The Middle East
& Africa

We are proud to work on developing research in every country in the region.

We believe the region is full of potential and we are eager to spread research and nurture fresh thinking to and from every country in our region, giving a voice to those who often feel under-represented.


We have a passion for educational development, we are always in our academic communities listening to what’s important to help to make this happen. The Emerald team in this region is motivated by results driven work, that has impact in the real world, beyond academia.

Ramy Hassanien. Regional Manager & Vice President, MEA and Central Asia at Emerald Group Publishing.

Get in touch

Emerald (UAE)
Office 3019–20
Al Shatha Tower
Dubai Internet City
PO Box 502063
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: + 971 4 4461439
Fax: +971 4 448 9175

What defines us as a leading publisher in our area

What makes us unique here within the Middle East and Africa region from other publishers is the large variety of high-quality content, products and services we have to offer, ensuring that we satisfy and facilitate the research needs for all our customers.

We are also known for our friendly nature and ability to connect with our customers on an equal level, this is really important to build a trusting relationship with our cliental to pursue the spread of impactful research across the Middle East and Africa region.

Finally, we’re described by our customers as a publisher that is present on the ground and provides support – we’re always on hand to go the extra mile to ensure we’re striving to exceed expectations. 

Our team

We strongly believe that research can bring strong and sound impact to our communities, we are passionate about both research and our region.

We are happy to be a part of the dynamic culture that Emerald created that embraces diversity and individuality and support communities on their journeys to change.

SDGs in this region

  • 4 Quality education
  • 5 Gender equality
  • 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 10 Reduced inequalities

Find out more about how we're aligning to the SDGs:

Fairer society

Healthier lives

Responsible management

Quality education for all

Partnerships & associations

One of our major partnerships we have here in the Middle East is with El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Centre at the American University in Cairo to feature our teaching and writing case material to broaden the knowledge and learning capabilities for all. 

We’re proud to support a total of 750 learning institutions by working with a variety of associations including a national deal with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank along with ULAKBIM, SDL and HEC, SANLiC, MALICO, ZALICO, LELICO and ZULC, KLISC, Higher Education Commission in Mauritius providing content to enhance the overall learning experience. 

Meet our brand ambassadors

Dr. Saira Hanif Soroya, Department of Information Management, University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore, Pakistan. 

Mr. Qaiser Iqbal, Manager Library Head, GIFT University Gujranwala, Gujranwala. Pakistan.

Mr. Muhammad Kashif Saeed, Assistant Professor, GIFT University Gujranwala, Gujranwala. Pakistan.

Dr. Waheed Ali Umrani, Associate Professor, Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan.


Join our webinar series; 'Navigating the journey to successful case writing' by Dr Virginia Bodolica.

The webinar series aims to support authors on their case writing journeys and enable them to publish their cases globally as well as participate in Emerald and El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center Competition 2021 (see below), which is now open for submission.

Writing engaging & relevant case studies

In this webinar Dr Bodolica focuses on the essentials as well as the dos and don’ts of writing relevant and engaging case studies.

Held on 15 June 2020


Structuring comprehensive teaching notes

Focusing on teaching notes structure, essentials and linkages with theories and case content.

Tuesday, 29 June
12 pm UAE time, 2:00 pm Egypt time


Succeeding in the case publication process

The journal submission process, revising the case and notes, responding to reviewers.

Tuesday, 13 July
12 pm UAE time, 2:00 pm Egypt time


Emerald & El-Khazindar Business Research & Case Center competition 2021

Find out more about our cases competition, which aims to encourage and promote the development of high-quality teaching case material related to business and management issues in the Arab region, Pakistan and Turkey.

The total award prize pool includes $2,250 prize money. Prizes will be awarded to three cases ($1,500, $500 and $250). 

Find out more & enter

Emerald provides reference specialists with a set of strong and distinct reference resources, as well as in the provision of information services and evaluation, I always advise students in the course 'Special topic in resources and reference services' of the Master of Information program to rely Emerald resources.

Professor Dr Faika Hassan, Professor of Libraries and Information, Faculty of Literature, Cairo University

Get in touch

We offer a range of collections and access models for eJournals, eBooks, eCases and Expert Briefings. Use the form, or contact one of the team below, for more information.

Ramy Hassanien
Regional Manager & Vice President | Middle East, Africa & Central Asia
[email protected]
Samir Hefnawy
Vice President Business Development | MENA | Emerald Publishing Limited (UAE)
[email protected]
Mine Tonta
Business Manager | Turkey and Central Asia
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Areej Barghouti
Business Manager | Qatar, Kuwait, Levant and North Africa
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Yasser Mahmoud
Business Manager | Nigeria, Ghana and North Africa
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Sibu Zondi
VP Business Development/ SSA
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Shaun Besharab
Business Manager | Southern Africa
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Mahynour Okda
Executive Trainer /MEA
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Talita Oppeman
Senior Marketing executive/ Sub Saharan Africa
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Chinette Vidal
Office Manager / Account Management Executive | Middle East, North Africa & Central Asia
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