Dubai: Dubai has launched a new strategic programme to double the number of creative companies specialiding in content, design and culture.
‘Dubai is the capital of the creative economy’ is the latest programme launched by the emirate, to further promote the city as a global economic capital. Accordingly, number of creative companies will be doubled from 8,000 t0 15,000 over the next five years.
The number of creative people will also double from 70,000 t0 150,000.
Making the announcement of his twitter page, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said: “Dubai is the capital of the creative economy in the region and the world … a new strategic programme that we launched today to double the number of creative companies in specializing in content, design and culture from 8,000 to 15,000 within the next five years as well as the number of creative people from 70,000 in Dubai currently to 150,000”.
“We have creative complexes in design, content, culture, arts, etc…We will launch others. We have set a goal to raise the contribution of this sector within our gross domestic product from 2.6 per cent to 5 per cent. The UAE is a global economic capital and creativity is part of our economy, our quality of life and a major driver for the future of our country,” he tweeted.