First launched as a record company in 1987, Rotana has become the leading Arabic media/entertainment producer and distributor in the GCC, the MENA region and the world, with a portfolio boasting more than 60 celebrities.
In 2003, Rotana launched the first of its 6 free-to-air TV channels (4 music channels and 2 movie channels) that quickly gained international exposure, acclaimed as the market leaders in the fields of Arabic music and film.
Rotana owns the biggest Arabic library worldwide, the leading production divisions in the region (of music, video clips and films), the GCC & MENA region’s leading music publisher, a pan-Arab social magazine, a chain of theme cafes, a pan-Arab radio network and a wide array of digital services.
Rotana is an entertainment empire with a unique edge: It is the only fully-fledged organization in the world that produces its own content and shows, airs and broadcasts them exclusively on its own channels and radio stations, distributes its CDs and DVDs, digitalizes its content for downloads, and resells it worldwide.
Our Arabic cultural heritage is at the heart of our identity and the core of what Rotana represents. Our aim is to share our cultural wealth with the rest of the world bridging the cultural gap between East and West, all the while preserving this prestigious legacy for future generations.
Rotana is a catalyst of change that caters to all ages, genders and tastes. Over the years, Rotana has attained a high-profile position in the media world in a record-breaking period of time. With a proactive approach, Rotana guarantees that each year is full of spectacular surprises that will strike a chord in the entertainment industry.
Rotana’s headquarters are based in the United Arab emirates, Designed to meet the technological needs of the entertainment industry, these contemporary headquarters are the central point of supervision and management of the 6 regional offices located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Kuwait, Dubai, Beirut and Cairo. And this is only the beginning, as plans are already in the pipeline to expand this network even further. Rotana has over 1,000 employees throughout the world to support and cater to the company’s functional needs.
In its endeavor to provide the strongest support to its main business units, and to ensure smooth operations across the regional network, Rotana gathered the most professional team of Financial Experts, a highly skilled Human Resources division, and a powerful Legal Department comprising the best international minds specialized in Entertainment and Copyright Law to focus on combating piracy to create a healthy industry in a stable market. A centralized Marketing and Corporate Communications department provides pivotal support to the group’s business units across the region. Rotana is committed to delivering global standards of performance, especially when it comes to its teams and management: Rotana provides leadership tools to all its team members who regularly take part in specialized international trainings and seminars with the aim of enhancing their managerial skills and developing their talents.