The recognition crowns two decades of Dubai’s leadership in driving regional media industry growth during which it has also emerged as one of the world’s leading media hubs.
These vibrant clusters host more than 4,000 companies in media, marketing, broadcasting, production, film, television, music, entertainment and publishing sectors, employing more than 33,000 professionals and creative talent.
Her Excellency Mona Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office said that the selection of Dubai as the 2020 ‘Capital of Arab Media’ by Info Council reveals Dubai contributions to the affirmative effect on the media sector, this highlights the achievement of its vision for media growth launched two decades ago by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has always stressed that media is a key partner in the Arab world’s development journey.
Through major initiatives and projects aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Arab media sector, His Highness has supported the aspirations of the region to create a better future.
Her Excellency also said that with the continuous support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Dubai continues to make huge leaps in the development of media-related infrastructure.
The emirate has become a global model for creating thriving media clusters; the development of a specialized regulatory framework for promoting responsible freedom of speech; and establishing the base for a media industry that supports the community’s needs.
Dubai’s media projects have created a platform for talented people from across the world to develop their skills and the optimal environment for Emirati and Arab media talent to achieve their ambitions.