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Dubai has just launched a new initiative which aims to double the number of creative companies specialising in content, design and culture.
The aim is to have 15,000 such companies by 2025, compared to the current 8,000. The number of professionals in this sector should also increase from 70,000 today to 150,000 by 2025.
Named “Dubai is the Capital of the Creative Economy”, this initiative was called for by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Emir of Dubai. As the latter indicated in a Tweet, Dubai has creative complexes dedicated to design, culture, art, etc. but others will be launched knowing that the objective is also to increase the contribution of this sector to 5% of GDP against 2.6%.
He also added that “the UAE is a world economic capital and creativity is part of our economy, our quality of life and a major driver for the future of our country”.