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Arabic subtitling service

Arabic voice-over and subtitling agency
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Arabic subtitling services

Matinée Multilingual offers an affordable Arabic subtitling service for your business video content. We've more than 25 years’ experience in delivering TRANSLATIONS, VOICE-OVERS, SUBTITLES & CAPTIONS in over 80 languages.

Our Arabic subtitling service level will delight you. All the work is done in-house, at our base in Reading, apart from translations which we subcontract to in-country linguistic experts. With Matinée you are buying our service quality and our expertise.

We guarantee to deliver the best, no nonsense Arabic subtitles service anywhere in the UK. Whatever the challenge, we guarantee to deliver and delight. Check out our FAQs for more information and costs.

Call us now on +44(0)118 958 4934 or email You can also use the Quick Quote form opposite for an instant response.

Honeywell Corporate promo with Arabic Subtitles

Honeywell required an Arabic video translation of their corporate promo, including Arabic subtitling.  Working in partnership with Honeywell’s translation vendor, Matinée were contracted to:

  • transcribe and time-code the English audio and on-screen captions
  • produce Arabic subtitles (using the supplied translations)
  • localise the on-screen text and animations in Arabic (using the supplied translations)
  • burn-in the Arabic subtitles and encode .mov & .mp4 files.

We also subtitled the video in Turkish and localised it in Russian (including a Russian voice-over).

A short history of the Arabic language

English to Arabic subtitling service

People who speak Arabic stretch from the gulf of Arabia in the East, to the Atlantic Ocean in the West. It is a language used by over 600 million people. It can be heard too, in America and Canada where more than three million Arabs reside.

The language, in its original form dates back to AD 328 in the Syrian desert. One of the earliest surviving documents showing written Arabic is the Holy Cur’an, which is a sacred book for Muslims. Arabic is one of the six languages adopted by the United Nations in 1974 and there are sixteen countries listed as speaking Arabic officially.

Arabic has nine dialect groups, with the North African dialects of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya being the most difficult for all Arabs to understand due to their structure and vocabulary. Egyptian and Levantine Arabic are the most easily understood of all the dialect groups. This is due to the influence of television, which produces many of the popular programmes using the Egyptian dialect.

Written Arabic however, is the same throughout the Arab nations.


This video montage features a variety of subtitling projects we have completed in a number of languages. It also shows four different ways in which the subtitles can be displayed on screen.