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Dubai Culture invites creative talents in Al-Quoz to obtain cultural visa

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Dubai Culture and Arts Authority has announced that creative entreprene­urs, talents and craftsmen in Al-Quoz can now apply for the long-term cultural visa approved in 2019 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to empower them to settle in Dubai as well as provide them with the opportunit­y to engage in the developmen­t process in the region.

This comes in line with the directives of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, chairperso­n of Dubai Culture, and the authority’s strategy to support and preserve the creative talents of citizens and residents as well as to attract creatives across various fields of arts and culture from all over the world to study, live and work in Dubai.

The cultural visa initiative is one of many that contribute to achieving Dubai’s cultural vision, which seeks to enhance the cultural and creative economy as well as to create a sustainabl­e society that attracts and embraces the most important Arab and internatio­nal creative energies and talents.

This step is one of the resulting outputs of the Al-Quoz Creative Zone committee’s developmen­t project chaired by Sheikha Latifa, who is overseeing the implementa­tion of the project and working to achieve its strategic objectives of supporting the creative community and creative industries in the emirate.

Through Al-Quoz Creative Zone, the authority seeks to provide an incubating environmen­t that inspires and encourages all local and internatio­nal talents to join Dubai’s creative horizon.

The zone will offer many advantages, including multipurpo­se spaces comprising studios for creatives to work, live and create in at affordable prices; creative work

spaces that provide an independen­t and supportive environmen­t for talents through spaces and experience­s that combine creativity, innovative ideas and common goals; a unified integrated platform to serve these talents; and a streamline­d network of roads to ensure ease of movement within the zone — through distinct tracks for bicycles and scooters as well as for buses; in addition to various facilities, such as retail spaces for restaurant­s, shops and outdoor exhibition­s.

 ?? Supplied ?? Through Al-Quoz Creative Zone, the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority seeks to provide an incubating environmen­t that inspires and encourages all local and internatio­nal talents to join Dubai’s creative horizon.
Supplied Through Al-Quoz Creative Zone, the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority seeks to provide an incubating environmen­t that inspires and encourages all local and internatio­nal talents to join Dubai’s creative horizon.

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