Luxury Australian Publisher Launches Prestige Property Title in Middle East - Theideassuite
MEDIA RELEASE | 20 May 2024

Luxury Australian Publisher Launches Prestige Property Title in Middle East

In a landmark move, Australian luxury publisher Kanebridge Media is expanding into the Middle East, launching a quarterly magazine for investors and property developers in one of the globe’s most dynamic business landscapes.

Launching on 6 May, Kanebridge Quarterly Middle East (ME) – pictured right – is positioned to become the region’s leading go-to reference on property, finance and lifestyle news both locally and internationally. Anticipating a print run of 50,000 by July, the title will speak to an educated, engaged readership active in the market. With a unique blend of beautiful design and truly useful information, it is the perfect companion publication for people on the way up, including professionals, frequent flyers, and other high net worth individuals.

In Australia, Kanebridge Media publishes luxury titles Robb Report Australia & New Zealand, Kanebridge Quarterly magazine and (, which have a combined reach of 120,000 readers. Kanebridge Media has a robust partnership with Dow Jones brands The Wall Street Journal, Mansion Global, Barron’s and Penta.

Kanebridge Quarterly ME will be the Sydney-based publisher’s first print foray into the business-rich region, after recently launching Kanebridge News Middle East (

Robb Report ANZ edition was launched in 2016 and is published under license from Penske Media Corporation. Robb Report ANZ is considered the authoritative luxury title in its market. Kanebridge Quarterly magazine launched in 2022, and focuses on local real estate, personal finance, building and design, while provides daily updates on local property and finance news.  In addition to its Australian news content, all titles include paywall-free news from The Wall Street Journal, Penta, Mansion Global and Barron’s through Kanebridge Media’s commercial partner, Dow Jones.

The Middle Eastern marketplace, and particularly the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has been earmarked by economists as a strong region for businesses looking to expand. The region has a high youth population, at around 28 per cent, with strong digital adoption. Some countries, such the UAE, offer high incomes, an abundance of entrepreneurship supported by government and a strong expat population. The Middle Eastern region experienced a breakthrough in its venture capital sector in 2018 following an influx in tech investors, which led to the funding of more than 2000 startups over the past five years[1].

Recent research briefings have further revealed that key Middle Eastern cities are forecast to clock some of the fastest rates of employment and population growth moving forward, with Gross Domestic Product growth expected to average 1.9 per cent between 2024 and 2050.[2]

Kanebridge ME was launched by Marwan Rahme, Kanebridge Ltd Managing Director, Rony Chiha, Founder and Director of Born Creators – a group of digital and communications agencies – and Jihad Geagea, Riyadh-based CEO of PFC international. The magazine will hit newsstands across from Egypt to the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain.

Mr Rahme a long-time advocate for luxury print publications – says the recent expansion marks a significant step in transforming the way readers engage with investment, property, and lifestyle topics in the burgeoning Middle Eastern region.

“Appetite for quality publications and ground-breaking news across the Middle East is growing, which is why it’s prime time to harness our expertise in publishing prestigious magazines across Australia, United Kingdom, and Singapore to deliver a quality title to this region,” Mr Rahme said.
“With the remarkable knowledge and experience of both Rony Chiha and Jihad Geagea – who have spent decades working across MENA – we aim to become the voice of authority in Middle Eastern property market news through our rich understanding of the dynamics at play there.”

While Kanebridge ME is the media house’s first print magazine in the region, it is no stranger to delivering breaking news across the region, with the publication designed to complement which launched at the start of the year. The online platform serves up daily insights and updates on regional and international topics across property, finance and luxury lifestyle trends.

“Through, we have witnessed a growing hunger for quality insights from affluent audiences,” Mr Rahme said. “Kanebridge Quarterly ME provides us with a unique chance to combine our passions for all things property and Middle Eastern while further bridging the east and west global markets.
“We hope to not only provide extensive and exclusive content to our audiences, but ensure we offer a comprehensive overview of the latest developments, which span real estate fluctuations, high-end auctions, billion-dollar infrastructure spends in Saudi Arabia and emerging luxury trends to inspire.”


About Kanebridge

Kanebridge group of companies was established by Marwan Rahme in 1999.  Kanebridge Ltd offers a full suite of property, growth, media, and wealth solutions.  Kanebridge Ltd includes Kanebridge Finance, Kanebridge Wealth Advisory, Kanebridge Property and Kanebridge Media.   Kanebridge Media Pty Ltd A CN 611 370 846



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