Dubai has been named a Unesco Creative City of Design, it has been announced. It is the 24th city in the world to have been given the honour. It reflects the impressive nature of Dubai’s cultural activity.
As the first country in the Middle East to be named a Unesco Creative City of Design, this announcement comes with pride for many people involved in the city’s arts and culture industry. There have been a number of cultural activities held in Dubai recently, including the Dubai Canvas at La Mer and World Art Dubai. The announcement of Unesco Creative City of Design reflects this.
Unesco Creative City of Design to Boost Creativity in Dubai
As part of this announcement, officials in Dubai are set to introduce a plan to support creativity across the city. It is thought that the plan will span for four years. Further details are yet to be revealed. Though exact details of Dubai’s future creative plans have yet to be announced, they are sure to include a range of different events. This could include conferences, workshops, tours, competitions, seminars and exhibitions.
Dubai officials are also planning to launch a Dubai Design and Innovation Festival. This will incorporate creativity into a number of areas of the city such as health, culture, transport and infrastructure.
Dawood Abdul Rahman Al Hajiri, from Dubai Municipality, explained that Dubai is a city of innovation and therefore the Unesco Creative City of Design is a great achievement. He highlighted that this was what His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, wanted the city to achieve.