The UAE-based English newspaper Khaleej Times has decided to stop printing the physical newspaper on weekends.
In a letter dated May 30, 2023, sent to business partners and advertisers, Khaleej Times has informed that it would stop publishing on Saturdays and Sundays, effective from June 3, 2023.
Khaleej Times stops print edition on weekends
“We hope this finds you well. We wanted to take a moment to share some exciting updates regarding Khaleej Times. As part of our digital-first strategy and commitment to sustainability, we will be implementing changes to our print publication schedule, effective June 3.
“As a trusted partner, we value your support and want to ensure that you are aware of adjustments we are making. One of the changes we are introducing as part of this strategy is the discontinuation of the Saturday and Sunday print editions of Khaleej Times. By streamlining our operations, we can focus on further enhancing our offerings and delivering even more value-based content to our esteemed readers, with a more sustainable approach to news dissemination.
“By adopting this approach, we contribute to a greener future for our community and the environment. We firmly believe that sustainability is an essential responsibility we all share, and this step is a testament to our commitment to a greener future whilst continuing to serve as the leading English multimedia platform for trusted news and engaging content.
“We genuinely appreciate your understanding and continued partnership throughout this transformative period. Our dedicated advertising team is ready to explore alternative advertising opportunities with you and tailor advertising packages that align with your specific requirements and goals. Your support has been invaluable, and we are excited to embark on this digital-first and sustainable journey together. Thank you once again for your unwavering support.”
On June 1, 2023, Khaleej Times published an editorial on its front page informing its readers about the discontinuation of its print edition on Saturdays and Sundays. However, it said that KT will continue to provide a full complement of news, views, features and analysis on its print and digital platform.
About Khaleej Times
Established in 1978, it is one of the oldest and most widely read newspapers in the UAE. The newspaper covers a wide range of topics, including local and international news, business, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle.
Known for its comprehensive and objective reporting, Khaleej Times has gained a reputation for delivering reliable news and insightful analysis to its readers. It has a strong online presence and also offers digital editions and mobile applications to cater to the evolving needs of its diverse readership.