When Issa Al Zeera founded Oriental Press in 1952 there were only two presses in Bahrain. Now just over 65 years on and in a thriving market, we are widely recognised as the premier printing house in the Gulf region.

To this day Oriental Press remains a family business with the current President and Managing Director both sons of Mr Al Zeera. We pride ourselves in putting attention to detail, adherence to deadlines and an unswerving commitment to quality at the heart of all of our services.


Whether it’s Winnie the Pooh or a World Atlas, you’ll almost certainly own a book printed by Oriental Press. For over half a century we’ve been bringing you the latest bestsellers from the biggest names in publishing.

Oriental’s passion and commitment to investing in the latest state-of-the-art equipment means that we are able to offer whatever our customers want and need.

With more than ten offset printing machines of eight and four colours, soft cover and hard cover binding lines, sewing machines, folding and finishing machines, Oriental Press delivers a seamless production process.


Our comprehensive printing and finishing tools include specialist facilities for everything from UV spot varnishing to flexi binding and slipcasing. We also offer digital pre-press and CTP services.


By investing in people as well as machines we make sure that Oriental Press can always advise on the newest most cost-effective processes and provide you with creative solutions.


Oriental Press has a dedicated sales and marketing team based in our central London office. From here, our specialist staff can liaise between you - the customer - and our plant in Dubai, ensuring seamless trouble-free production.



Our printing plant’s location in Dubai leads to considerable savings on shipping, both of time and cost, compared to our competitors in Europe & the Far East, whilst still ensuring the highest levels of quality and customer service.


The onsite despatch department manages warehousing, carton packing, labelling, shrink-wrapping and palletisation.


We offer services which cover the following range of products:

• Textbooks

• Coffee table books

• Hardbound books

• Paperback books

• Flexi-bound books

• Saddle stitched books

• Magazines

• Calendars

• Brochures

• Menus

• Financial reports

Try us.

We’re proud to work with the biggest names globally – which include:

AA Publishing

Bahrain International Circuit


British Museum Press

Cambridge University Press

CiTi Bank

Dorling Kindersley

Editions Amphora

Elwin Street Productions

Exley Publishing Ltd

Gulf Air

Hachette Children’s Group

HarperCollins Publishers

Hodder Education

Invest Corp


McGraw Hill

National Bank of Bahrain

O’Brien Press

Oxford University Press


Penguin Random House

Qatar Airways

RR Donnelley

Simon & Schuster

Slovenia Post

Usborne Children’s Books

Welbeck Publishing

Williams Lea


Oriental Press (UK) Ltd

124 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7841 5170


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