Welcome to mattjonesfreelancer.com, the online credentials and clippings portfolio for Dubai-based freelance writer matt jones.

matt jones is a UK-trained journalist (Thomson Regional Newspapers / Trinity Mirror), an author and a former public relations director with Promoseven / Weber Shandwick in the Middle East. He is an experienced writer, sub-editor and communications specialist.

Since 1992, the matt jones by-line has appeared in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers in the UK and internationally, including The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Western Mail, South Wales Echo, The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong),The Daily Yomiuri (Japan) and The Japan Times.

matt jones was a weekly columnist for Khaleej Times Weekend magazine in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). His writing has also appeared in a number of other magazines, including BMW Magazine, Dubai Voyager, Forbes, Gulf Business, Gulf News Friday, Identity, Invest Dubai, Living In The Gulf, NWA WorldTraveler (the in-flight magazine of US carrier Northwest Airlines) and Polo World. He is the author of four travel books – Berlitz Pocket Guide Dubai, Berlitz Pocket Guide Qatar, Insight Pocket Guide Dubai and Dubai Insight Step by Step - and co-author of Insight Guide Oman & The UAE. His photography appears in all five books.

Among the personalities who have been interviewed or photographed by matt jones are Oscar winners Sir Anthony Hopkins and Jack Cardiff (cinematography); Wimbledon champions Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Boris Becker and Roger Federer; golf stars Tiger Woods and Greg Norman; cricket legend Ian Botham; Pritzker Prize-winning architects Frank Gehry (Guggenheim Bilbao), Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and Tadao Ando; acclaimed industrial designer Karim Rashid; US publishing tycoon and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes; and writer and explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger.

His PR experience ranges from corporate communications for BMW Group to press office support for high-profile events such as ATP and WTA tennis tournaments, European Tour golf and the unveiling in 2007 of Frank Gehry’s design for the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

matt jones is a member of Dubai Press Club and MEPRA, the Middle East Public Relations Association. He is registered as a freelance writer at Dubai Media City.