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DUBAI – The Dubai Ruler has launched a plan to boost Dubai’s creative sector and create 140,000 jobs by 2025.
Design, culture and arts will be a “major driver for the future of our country,” said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed said the government aims to increase the economic contributions of the creative and arts sectors to 5 percent.
There are currently 8,300 companies in Dubai’s creative sector. Sheikh Mohammed wants to increase this to 15,000 companies by 2025 to generate 140,000 jobs.
“The UAE is a global economic capital, and creativity is part of our economy and of our quality of life, and a major engine for the future of our country,” he said.
Currently, there are 70,000 people working in Dubai’s creative sector, including the architecture and fashion industries. ICA/Expat Media
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