Creative economy

Taking Dubai’s creative pulse

UPDATED 27, 30 June, 9 July and 5 August 2021 The UAE’s first ever statistical study on the creative economy has been published by Dubai Statistics Center for Dubai Culture. Centring on Dubai, of course, it puts up some facts […]

Creative economy

The creative pivot away from oil in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi government is planning to invest a further $6bn in the cultural and creative industries over the next five years as the emirate uses the need for a post-pandemic stimulus to continue its diversification away from its economic […]

Creative economy

Al Quoz update: here’s the Creative Zone committee

REVISED 21 APR 2021 As the next stage in creating “an integrated, dynamic creative hub and a regional and global centre for designers and creatives in Al Quoz” Dubai Culture has set up the committee that will oversee the development […]


New shape, more ambitions for Alserkal

Alserkal has announced a restructuring that emphasises the organisation’s view of itself as “a socially responsible, forward-thinking cultural enterprise”. It also leverages Alserkal’s strengths, and it’s hard to find any fault with the proposition. Press statements are usually given to […]

Creative economy

Al Quoz gets officially creative

Last November we reported that Dubai Culture was setting up an Al Quoz Creative Free Zone with “comprehensive facilities and services from the conception stage through to design and production … The free zone will create an end-to-end system for […]


Culture Summit Abu Dhabi is back – online and free

The fourth edition of Culture Summit Abu Dhabi, scheduled for 8 to 10 March, is a virtual edition of the event that organiser DCT Abu Dhabi describes as “a leading global forum which explores creative cultural solutions to the most […]