With Dubai introducing the cultural visa, one of the first in the world, Dubai has positioned itself as a leader of the global cultural scene by attracting writers, artists, and creators, and establishing itself as the incubator for the most important Arab and international talents and creations.
As Dubai introducing the cultural visa, it has taken another step forward to welcome creative individuals of the world with its new creative zone –Al Quoz Creative Zone.
The multi-purpose spaces Al Quoz Creative Zone will host artists from the globe who can live, work, exhibit and sell products, and organise workshops.
Announcing the news on Monday, the one-stop-shop will be for all things creative making it a dynamic hub that will be a perfect space for artists and designers to live, work, and create and connect.
Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of the emirate, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated the zone as part of the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy.
“Today, I attended the launch of Al Quoz Creative Zone, an integrated hub to serve creatives from all over the world, providing the space, tools and incentives for them to enrich their creativity and establish their businesses from Dubai to project their ideas to the world,” he shared on Twitter.
Today, I attended the launch of Al Quoz Creative Zone, an integrated hub to serve creatives from all over the world, providing the space, tools and incentives for them to enrich their creativity and establish their businesses from Dubai to project their ideas to the world. pic.twitter.com/xziCQQO9kN
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) April 6, 2021
The new creative zone will provide a range of multi-purpose spaces to freelancing permits, business licences, and financing solutions and incentives among others. Budding entrepreneurs and artists can avail the Al Quoz Creative Membership that will give them access to incentives such as fee exemptions, reduced rents, and logistics support. The facility will also benefit them from training and programmes designed to help artists transform their creative ideas into business.
The multi-purpose zone will permit individuals to live, work, exhibit and sell their products, as well as organise art workshops. The space will be equipped with advanced infrastructure with scooter and cycling tracks and bus stops. There will also be outdoor food kiosks, shops and exhibitions.
With this new advancement in the region, Dubai aims to double the number of creative companies based in the emirate and help boost the creative industries’ GDP contribution to five per cent of Dubai’s economy by 2025, up from 2.6 per cent at the end of 2020.
Image Credit: Hamdan bin Mohammed | Twitter