GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Banking and Investments

 
  Share

Committee seeks to create an integrated, dynamic creative hub and a regional and global centre for designers and creatives in Al Quoz


United Arab Emirates -  April 15, 2021:    In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to make Dubai the capital of the global creative economy by 2025, Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) today approved the formation of the committee that will oversee the development of the Al Quoz Creative Zone. 

Chaired by Sheikha Latifa, the committee aims to strengthen the emirate's position as a regional and international hub for the creative economy within the framework of an integrated system for advancing Dubai's comprehensive economic progress. 

As part of the immediate implementation of His Highness's directives, HH Sheikha Latifa also announced the appointment of the members of the committee. His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), will be the Vice Chairman of the Committee. Other members include His Excellency Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality; His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Economy; His Excellency Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism); Her Excellency Hala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture; and His Excellency Hesham Abdullah Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group (wasl Properties). 

Her Highness said that further members will be added to the Committee as the development of the Al Quoz Creative Zone progresses. The newly announced Zone seeks to create an integrated, dynamic and creative hub as well as an incubator for designers and innovators as part of a comprehensive ecosystem system being developed to support their work, ranging from the conceptualisation of creative and cultural projects to the design, production and promotion of creative products.

HH Sheikha Latifa affirmed that the committee will spare no effort to achieve the ambitious vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for the cultural and creative sector in Dubai and develop innovative frameworks to enhance the emirate's attractiveness and competitiveness in this field. The committee seeks to realise the goals of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy by empowering local creative talent, attracting experts and creative institutions from across the world, facilitating their business operations in Dubai, and enhancing the profile of Dubai's creative scene locally, regionally and globally.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa said the launch of Al Quoz Creative Zone marks the start of the implementation of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy. The new initiative aims to create a cohesive ecosystem that supports creatives and entrepreneurs wishing to set up ventures or invest in the creative economy. Dubai Culture has already undertaken several initial steps to implement the project, including a comprehensive study to create the framework for the development, management and operation of the new Zone and explore different approaches to providing the optimal living and working environments for creatives and innovators. Dubai Culture also held a series of discussions with the creative sector to listen to their experiences and challenges. The insights gained from these conversations have formed the basis of Dubai Culture's plans to cater to the needs of Dubai's creatives.

Her Highness emphasised that Dubai has a rich cultural and creative offering that supports its global aspirations. In the next phase, the committee, in cooperation with government, semi-government and private entities, experts and consultants, and representatives of the creative sector, seeks to develop the mechanisms, strategies, legislative frameworks, regulations and policies to enhance the ease of doing business in the creative field. The committee will also streamline the efforts of all stakeholders to ensure speedy and efficient implementation of plans. It will expedite the submission of proposals and recommendations on developing creative multi-use spaces for creators in the Al Quoz Creative Zone and develop a series of incentives and facilities to help individuals and institutions in the creative sector operate effectively and grow their businesses.

The committee will develop plans to enhance the creative and cultural infrastructure in Al Quoz and provide a professional and living environment that promotes the success and enrichment of creatives. The committee will also develop strategies to promote the emirate as a preferred destination for creative professionals and entrepreneurs locally and globally.

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer expressed his gratitude to Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for appointing him as Vice Chairperson of the committee in charge of developing the Al Quoz Creative Zone. Al Tayer said: “The project will create a vibrant hub for artistic, creative and cultural activities in Al Quoz and make it a tourist destination. 

Al Tayer added: “RTA will support the Al Quoz Creative Zone with a package of projects and initiatives, including a comprehensive transportation infrastructure in Al Quoz area linked to the Al Safa metro station; shared tracks for pedestrians, bicycles, and electric scooters; a creatively-designed bridge for pedestrians, bicycles and scooters on Al Manara Street; and a bus route connecting Al Safa metro station to tourist and artistic attractions in the area. In addition, RTA will establish transportation centres featuring a variety of transit modes to serve the commuting needs of residents and visitors. It will also create modernised open spaces for events, develop a creative identity for right-of-way spaces, and ensure the smooth and safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa will lead several new initiatives and projects focused on enriching the emirate's cultural scene and preserving the UAE's national heritage as party of the broader Dubai Creative Economy Strategy. Dubai Culture is currently working on developing an organisational framework for Dubai's cultural and creative sector based on the priorities of its six-year strategic roadmap for the 2020-2025 period that aims to support talent, promote the active participation of people from all walks of life in Dubai's cultural life, create an economic system that enhances the contribution of creative industries to the emirate's GDP, and strengthen its position as a global cultural destination while preserving both its tangible and intangible heritage.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 3141 times
Posted on : Thursday, April 15, 2021  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Dubai Islamic Bank Successfully Closes Lowest-Ever Pricing on an AT1 Issuance from the GCC
Next Story : Eros Group Appoints ALISA PR as its PR Agency
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Star International Mirdif Launches Covid-Friendly “Log In and Learn” Online Shor...
The Power of Love: Pandora Study Explores the Empowering Forces of Motherhood
Kalyan Silks' Biggest Showroom In Dubai Opens at Qusais
Glam for Eid with CATRICE
Sun-kissed Eid Look with Essence
Elevate Your Beauty Game With This Fresh Drop from NOTE Cosmetique
Embrace Effortless Beauty this Summer
Ambulatory Healthcare Services Announces the Opening of the SEHA Drive-Through S...
Join the Gold Rush at Tanishq Dubai This Akshaya Tritiya
Mashreq Posts AED 43 Million Net Profit for 1Q 2021
Safi Leads Moroccan One-Two on Closing Night of 2021 NAS Sports Tournament
Arab Bank Group Reports First Quarter 2021 Net Profit of $128.3 Million
Abu Dhabi University Welcomes Generations of Graduates to its Alumni Academy
Ajman University honors Renowned Journalist Mustafa Al-Agha for his Social Contr...
Global Village makes History by Breaking 25th Guinness World Records™ Title on S...
Weekend Max Mara SS 21 - Nature Stills
Celebrate EID Al-fitr With a Gift From Nespresso
Dubai Cares Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai to dazzle visitors with an immersive jou...
A New Royal Oak Offshore Diver Geared for Adventures
Philip Morris International Appoints André Calantzopoulos as Executive Chairman ...
No. FiftySeven Boutique Café Opens first location in Dubai
Wego Signs Partnership with Yas Island Abu Dhabi to Promote the Destination to U...
Be One of a Kind With Your Eid Lookbook and Gifting Guide From YOOX
InSinkErator and The Sustainable City Work Together to Enhance Management of Foo...
Agthia Group Announces 57% Increase in Q1 2021 Earnings Per Share and 17% Increa...
Samsung's EYELIKE™ Fundus Camera Repurposes Galaxy Smartphones to Improve Access...
Emirati Medical Innovator Joins Esteemed Judging Panel for James Dyson Awards 2021
Eros Group Expands its Brand Portfolio by Partnering with Ariston, Amazfit, Vaio...
Siemens Energy to Rebuild West Mosul's Super-Grid Station to Strengthen Iraq's N...
The Challenges and Fads of Digital Disruption
Juma Al Majid Est. Celebrates Ramadan With Exclusive Benefits on Select Genesis...
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim Sees 25% Increase in Private and Business Jet Activity in Q1
KPMG Lower Gulf Partners with Special Olympics UAE and Special Olympics Middle E...
Big, Better Bhima. One For all.
Dubai Customs Confirms Keenness to Boost Cooperation with Federal Government to ...
Airbus Reports First Quarter (Q1) 2021 Results'
Twitter Brings the Ability to Host a Space to all Accounts with 600 or more Followers
DAFZA's Non-Oil Foreign Trade Exceeds AED119 Billion in 2020
International Gemological Institute (IGI) Strengthens Consumer Confidence With I...
Empower is Fully Geared Up to Meet the Summer Demand
Galaxy S21 Series: Staying Connected to What Matters
Tesla Delivers Strong Q1 Result as Expected with Momentum Intact
Designed Around You: The Best Monitors for Home Use
Carrefour Lands a New Store at Dubai International (DXB)
Air Cargo Demand Reaches All Time High in March, up 4.4% Compared to Pre-COVID Levels
Philips Unveils New Lumea Series 9000, its Fastest, Most Efficient IPL Hair Remo...
UAE Ministry of Economy Working on New Legislation to Include 10 New Sectors to...
Lincoln's Middle East Sales Increase By 21% In The First Quarter of 2021
537 Activities by Authors and Creatives from 15 Nations will Edutain Young Reade...
BofA - Global Energy Weekly: Oil's EMerging Divergence