Emirates News Agency – “Dubai CommerCity” and “Dubai Culture” support creators and specialized creative companies

The collaboration is in line with the efforts of “Diez” to support the creative and cultural economy in Dubai.

– Mohammed Al Zarooni: We are keen to provide an advanced environment that keeps pace with rapid technological developments, and to participate in creating an environment that stimulates creativity.

– Hala Badri: The partnership embodies the integration of visions between the two sides and comes within the framework of joint roles to achieve the cultural vision of the Emirate.

Providing services to support the establishment, operation and development of companies, including the long-term cultural visa for creative talents.

DUBAI, 7th August 2020 (WAM) – Dubai CommerCity, the first free zone specialized in the e-commerce sector in the region and affiliated to the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIZ), has signed a memorandum of understanding announced with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) with the aim of strengthening the cultural and creative business system.In the Emirate of Dubai, and to enhance the sustainability of the emirate’s attractiveness as a global center for the creative economy .

This partnership is in line with the strategic plan aimed at strengthening Dubai’s position as the capital of the creative economy launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai was sent, “may God protect him. “, and which aims to double the sector’s contribution to Dubai’s GDP to 5 percent. By 2026, by increasing the number of creative and cultural companies and institutions to 15,000, and providing 140,000 jobs in the various sectors of the creative economy.

Through the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in providing a range of services to selected sectors of the cultural and creative industries in accordance with the nature of their business and the package of services provided by Dubai CommerCity which covers the establishment, operation and development of companies, including the first long-term cultural visa for creative talents.

These sectors include music, fine arts, photography, film and video, electronic games, design and architectural services, product design, advertising and design, interior design, landscape design, fashion design, technology design and software.

This partnership will offer a range of special offers ranging from creative workspaces, studios, meeting rooms, exhibition halls, creative events, solutions, banking and advisory services; With the aim of supporting creators, creative skills and companies specialized in promoting their business and ensuring their contribution to the national economy, in addition to providing facilities that will support companies in economic and investment expansion.

A vital artery.

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Al Zarouni, CEO of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIZ), said: “This agreement reflects the zeal of DIES to support the various economic sectors at the level of the Emirate of Dubai, including the creative economy, which ‘ is a lifeline for the national economy and is one of the focus areas.” The strategy to promote a knowledge-based economy, innovation and creativity.

He added: “Dubai CommerCity, as one of the most modern free zones in the emirate and the fastest growing for companies working and specializing in the creative economy, offers an advanced environment that keeps pace with rapid technological developments and a stimulating climate for creativity, as it is characterized by an integrated system that combines incentives, facilities and services to contribute to enabling creative companies to grow.” Expanding and providing added economic value, in a way that supports the efforts to achieve Dubai’s strategy for the creative economy.

Integration of visions.

Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture welcomed this partnership as it embodies the integration of visions between the Authority and Dubai Comercity, and comes within the framework of joint roles and efforts and the strengthening of partnership relations with various entities in the country in order to achieve the emirate’s cultural vision.

She said: “Through our collaboration with the government and private agencies, we aim to strengthen the cultural sector in Dubai and enable the creative economy in an effective way. In order to consolidate its position on the global cultural scene and its improve economic returns by supporting the growth of creative industries.

The creative sector is one of the promising sectors that generate jobs especially for young people, as it is an attractive sector for entrepreneurship, as small and micro companies account for 97 percent of the total number of creative enterprises, and it has a steady growth in the number of businesses and employment despite the pandemic.

This agreement falls within the framework of the two parties’ diligence to find the best mechanisms for the completion and issuance of licenses, visas and other services that contribute to providing support to creators to establish and develop creative companies in the emirate .

In line with Dubai’s vision for culture represented in consolidating the emirate’s position as a global center for culture, an incubator for creativity and a meeting place for talents, this partnership aims to foster the growth of creative and stimulate cultural sectors in Dubai and attract creators, investors. and entrepreneurs, as well as local, regional and international investment to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global destination for talents and investors.

Dubai Culture is committed to developing mechanisms, strategies, legislative frameworks, regulations and policies that ensure the ease of doing business in the creative fields, investing in its partnerships with governmental, semi-governmental and private bodies, experts, consultants and representatives of the creative sector, and supported by the full activation of its founding law, which determines its role as a policy maker and regulator, and possibly for the culture and arts sector in the emirate.

Dubai Culture is the government agency concerned with the preservation and dissemination of Dubai’s rich heritage, the nurturing of creative talents and the support of cultural diversity in the emirate, thereby contributing to the empowerment of the cultural and creative sector as ‘ a tributary to the local economy. Dubai Culture bases its vision on its strategic roadmap, which is aligned with the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy, which aims to make the emirate a global capital of the creative economy by 2026.

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