Dubai turns dreary industrial suburb into thriving creative hub

SourceArab News

DUBAI: Dubai is set to transform an industrial suburb known for workshops and labor accommodation into a hotbed of creative talent. The Al Quoz Creative Zone, located about six kilometers away from the city’s downtown area, will feature a one-stop shop for creatives, offering permits, licenses, as well as reduced rental fees. The new district builds on Dubai’s earlier announcement to become “a new global creative capital and the top destination of choice for talents from all over the world,” Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum said. شهدت اليوم إطلاق "منطقة القوز الإبداعية".. مركز موحد ومتكامل لخدمة المبدعين من جميع أنحاء العالم،.. وتوفير المساحات والإمكانيات والحوافز لهم لإطلاق إبداعاتهم.. وتأسيس شركاتهم من دبي للعالم. — Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) April 6, 2021 Artists and other beneficiaries of the dedicated zone can also access financing solutions, as well as workshops and training opportunities to improve their skills. Dubai’s creative agenda was announced on Saturday, with the aim of increasing the contribution of the creative economy to the UAE’s gross domestic product from 2.6 percent to 5 percent. The plan also included attracting more businesses in the industry – from 8,000 to 15,000 in the next five years. Updated 37 min 27 sec ago Arab News more...