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Dubai Media City Honoured by The Arab Producer's Union

Dubai Media City MD Mohammad Abdullah receives award in front of UAE’s and Egypt’s Ministers for Culture

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, March 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

Dubai Media City MD Mohammad Abdullah receives award in front of UAE’s and Egypt’s Ministers for Culture

Award given in recognition of the TECOM’s overall contribution to the development of the region’s media industry

Dubai Media City, was honoured by the Arab Producer’s Union for its contribution to the development and growth of the media industry in the Arab World.

At a ceremony held at the Cairo Opera House on 26 February, under the banner of “Thanks Emirates”, Mohammad Abdullah, Managing Director of Dubai Media City, received an award in recognition of the significant role that it and has had on developing and promoting the region’s media industry.

Attending the ceremony was Egypt’s Minister for Culture Gaber Asfour as well as other senior officials.

Dubai is championing innovation across all industries that operate within the Emirate, and TECOM Investments has pioneered the growth of the media industry and innovation within the sector. Through the creation of Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City and International Media Production Zone, TECOM has championed creativity and talent across the media value chain, providing cutting-edge, industry-specific infrastructure and facilities, as well as networking opportunities, to companies within the advertising, broadcast, production, printing, packaging and film industries. Through its business communities, TECOM has created a real ecosystem for the media industry in Dubai and played a major role in the Emirate’s development into a knowledge-economy, and is now a frontrunner in the Government’s Innovation Strategy.

Commenting on the award of recognition, Mohammad Abdullah said:

“We are proud to receive such recognition from the Arab Producer’s Union. In the fifteen years since Dubai Media City was launched in 2001, we have always strived to be at the forefront of the development of a world class media industry. Of course, significant recognition must go to the visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who had the foresight to understand just how integral a fully functioning media industry is to the development of a modern state.

“We have sought to provide opportunities that may not have existed elsewhere. This is in no small part due to our growth into different sectors of media; advertising, film, production and printing, all of which cater to businesses right through the media value chain.

“Media is at the heart of any open and leading society, and the UAE media industry should be seen as a model for the region in the way that it has evolved, and continues to innovate. Our media industry champions innovation across the different sectors, whether it is the growth of new ventures, platforms, and ways of engaging with audiences.”

Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, and International Media Production Zone, are home to over 2,000 businesses operating right across the industry value chain from broadcasting to production, publishing to printing, in addition to social media, digital content generation as well as the advertising and marketing sectors. Dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to create content, the business parks operate to provide a collaborative and competitive environment for the development of world class talent and output.

TECOM Investments is committed to developing and nurturing those in the media industry, and such is a committed partner to global and regionally known programmes and platforms. These include Dubai Lynx Festival of Creativity, the Young Lions awards, and the ibdaa programme that rewards creativity and excellence in the media space.


About Dubai Media City

Strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City, a member of TECOM Investments, is rapidly emerging as the region's media hub.  The City provides an advanced infrastructure for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai.  Dubai Media City is the place where activities Publishing, Music, Film, New Media, Leisure & Entertainment, Broadcasting, Media & Marketing Services, and Information Agencies will thrive. The facility offers an environment that allows companies and individuals to operate with collective synergy and freedom.

Companies based in Dubai Media City have the unique edge of commercial benefits derived from our free zone status including 100 % business ownership and exemption from personal income and corporate taxes. Since its official opening in January 2001, Dubai Media City has grown to become a thriving media community of over 1400 companies and hundreds of freelance media professionals. Several global media giants and promising entrepreneurial ventures have joined this unique community.  


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