For 13 years, Illustrado has carved a unique niche in the UAE's competitive media arena and has proven to be a pivotal tastemaker, lifestyle influencer, and thought-leader amongst Filipino communities in the Middle East and beyond, expanding its scope from print, to web, to social media.
Illustrado is a unique lifestyle-community magazine published out of Dubai, United Arab Emirates since 2006, devoted to uplift the Filipinos around the world. The slogan ‘Taas Noo, Filipino’ and the vision of ‘Helping the Filipino flourish – global vision, native soul’ define the substance, style and corporate ethos that has helped Illustrado gain recognition in the Middle East and beyond as a wholesome, positive, highly engaging and richly visual medium that has accorded due respect and recognition to the Filipino community.
Illustrado’s community advocacies also include initiatives such as Illustrado Women of Substance, Pinays Take Charge and Day of Sisterhood – sister projects dedicated to promote the empowerment of Filipinas in the Gulf. Illustrado also actively support the Filipino creative community, providing talents a platform to showcase their work via the magazine and other worthwhile community projects.
Illustrado is a brand of Illustrado FZ LLC a company registered with the Fujairah Creative Freezone. Its publication operates under the guidelines of the UAE National Media Council.