Corporate profile

In 1979, Falcon Publications was founded on the principle of bringing buyers and sellers together, providing current and relevant content as the connecting point. Thus, a regional pioneer was born.

Falcon operated as wholly-owned Bahrain company until 1992, when the company entered into an international partnership with Bell Canada and was renamed Tele-Gulf Directory Publications WLL in 1992. In 2007, Tele-Gulf changed its legal status from WLL to BSC (c).

Over the years, many aspects of the organization have changed in response to growing demands of the market which also included re-branding of Tele-Gulf Directory Publications BSC (c) to Primedia International BSC (c).

Our history

Falcon Directory Publications began publishing the Bahrain and Oman Telephone Directories in the same year as its inception, and Primedia publishes the Bahrain Telephone Directory to this day.

In 1979, The Gulf Directory, recognized as one of the most popular regional directories, was also launched. It was a unique product at the time, offering regional exposure and response to its advertiser base and it remains the only directory of its kind within the GCC. The Gulf Directory features listings and contact information of industrial and commercial businesses operating across the GCC.

With the advent of Bahrain positioning itself as the banking capital of the Middle East, the first niche product, Arab Banking & Finance Directory (ABF), was launched in 1984. Arab Banking & Finance continues to offer a comprehensive guide to banks and financial institutions across the Middle East. More information about our product line can be found in our Products section.

Headquartered in Bahrain, Primedia has increased its presence across the Gulf and now has three subsidiaries, Primedia International Fz LLC (located in Dubai Media City), Primedia-Qatar (Doha), and Primedia International - Saudi Arabia. Primedia also has branch offices in Oman and Kuwait.

Outside of the GCC, Primedia has a number of affiliates and agents in such diverse locations as India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK.  buy cialis cheap UK USA