Dar Shorouq (Arabic: دار الشروق) is an Arabic publishing house based in Beirut and Cairo.[1] It publishes books in politics, biographies, memoirs, history, philosophy, social sciences, religion, nationalist thought, and art as well as children's books.[2][1]

Dar ash-Shorouq
دار الشروق
Official websitewww.shorouk.com



Muhammad al-Mu'allem (1918 - 1994) established Dar Shorouq in 1968,[1][3] crowning a career in publishing that began in the early 1940s with a simplified science book written by the physicist Ali Moustafa Mosharafa until the company's nationalization in 1966. He started the venture with Ibrahim al-Mu'allem in Cairo and Beirut.[1]

The administration is composed of Ibrahim El Mu'allem, president; the engineer Aadel al-Mu'allem, vice president; Ahmed az-Ziadi, general director of publishing; Amira Abulmajd, director of children's book publishing; and Helmi at-Touni, artistic director.

Dar Shorouq employs approximately 1200 staff members—directors, engineers, editors, artists, administrators, and workers. Dar Shorouq has a wide distribution network with agencies in most parts of the world, and a number of offices in Cairo and Beirut.[1]

Cultural activities


Dar Shorouq is considered the first Egyptian publishing house to have participated in the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Bologna Children's Book Fair.



Dar Shorouq publishes a number of Arab writers including Naguib Mahfouz, Mohamed Hassanein Heikal, Ahmed Zewail, Tharwat Okasha, Zaki Naguib Mahmoud, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Mohammed al-Ghazali, Yusuf Idris, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Mahmud Shaltut, Salah Abdel Sabour, Anis Mansour, Fahmi Huwaidi, Ahmed Bahgat, Rajaa an-Niqaash, Muhammad Salmawi, Abdel Wahab El-Messiri, Radwa Ashour, Mourid Barghouti, Tamim al-Barghouti, Farouk Gouida, Gamal El-Ghitani, Galal Amin, Ibrahim Aslan, Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, Alaa Al Aswany, Ahmed Mourad, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, Abd al-Wahhab Al-Bayati, Muhammad Imara, Mohamed Makhzangi, Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid, Mohammad Salim Al-Awa, Tarek El-Bishry, Ahmad Fathi Sorour, Radwa El Aswad and others.

Dar Shorouq also publishes works translated into Arabic.


  1. ^ a b c d e "دار الشروق ··· تاريخ عريق يروي سيرة الكتاب". www.alittihad.ae (in Arabic). 19 March 2009. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  2. ^ Congress, The Library of. "LC Linked Data Service: Authorities and Vocabularies (Library of Congress)". id.loc.gov. Retrieved 2020-03-13.
  3. ^ المساء مع قصواء - لقاء المهندس إبراهيم المعلم. YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-08.