DUBAI, 6th July, 2022 (WAM) — Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) organised an open day at Concrete in Alserkal Avenue to provide creatives with an overview of the Al Quoz Creative Zone Development Project and involve them in its future plans.
The open day stemming from Dubai Culture’s keenness to enhance channels of communication with members of Dubai’s creative community to support the growth of their businesses and contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the zone to become a destination for global talents.
Hala Badri, Director-General of Dubai Culture, moderated the open day, which witnessed the participation of representatives from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Dubai Police, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), Dubai Municipality, the Government of Dubai Media Office, Digital Dubai Authority, wasl Asset Management Group (wasl), and the Authority’s partners, including Zoho, LinkedIn, Letswork, Hayi app, and the Commercial Bank of Dubai. The meeting also witnessed the presence of a wide range of Dubai-based creative talents and entrepreneurs who aspire to expand and further develop their businesses.
In her opening speech, Badri affirmed that this meeting is part of a series of meetings through which Dubai Culture and its partners seek to provide a platform for dialogue with members of the creative community to exchange views and ideas with them as well as empower and support their work.
Hala Badri, in collaboration with Dr. Fahad Al Hammadi from Dubai Municipality, presented creatives with an overview of the project’s master plan, which highlighted sustainability as a fundamental pillar. The talents were also informed that Al Quoz Creative Zone was added to Dubai Land Department’s rental index to enable the calculation of the average rent in the area, as well as to monitor and ensure that they do not rise randomly or unjustifiably.
Badri also announced the activation of the “Tasheel” branch in Al Barsha to serve talents with everything related to consultation and licences, including regarding the renewal, amendment, cancellation and issuance of new licences. Additionally, in coordination with the DET, owners of creative businesses in Al Quoz area, including those who have more than one licence, can combine these licences individually as activities under one creative license at the cost of adding an activity instead of incurring the cost of a new licence, thereby contributing to achieving significant licensing-fee savings.