Dubai Media Council unveils new initiative to offer services to professionals

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Officials during the launching ceremony of ‘One Media Dubai’.

The Dubai Media Council has launched ‘One Media Dubai’, a one-stop-shop for Emirati, Arab, and foreign media professionals and organizations to obtain a range of exclusive services in the emirate.

The One Media Dubai, which was launched in collaboration with several governments and semi-government bodies in Dubai, streamlines the provision of services to media companies and professionals.

The launch of the ‘One Media Dubai’ is aligned with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council to support professionals working in local, regional and international media institutions.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Dubai Media Council

“The launch of ‘One Media Dubai’ will add significant new value to the media community in Dubai and support efforts to realize the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to reinforce the emirate’s status as a leading global media hub. The initiative will also further enhance the rich, supportive, growth-friendly environment that Dubai offers creatives, innovators, and other professionals in the media industry. By providing a range of enabling services to media professionals, the initiative also contributes to Dubai’s vision to transform itself into the world’s best city to live and work.”

Further, the initiative complements the Dubai Press Club’s objectives to nurture the development of the media community in Dubai. The services offered in the initiative’s first phase include media and commercial licensing, office leasing, visas and immigration, banking, tourism and hospitality, education consulting, residential real estate, and telecom services.

The key partners in the ‘One Media Dubai’ initiative include the Media Regulatory Office, Dubai Media City, Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Emirates NBD, Dubai Design District, and Etisalat.

Mr. Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, said that, “We are pleased to partner with the Dubai Media Council to implement this key initiative. The Department will work with the Council to ensure we can meet the needs of various media professionals including entrepreneurs and investors in the sector. As part of the initiative, we will be providing licenses for projects and certain media activities as well as consultancy in the tourism and hospitality sectors in Dubai, which offer a wide diversity of world-class services and facilities.”

“The Media Regulatory Office is pleased to partner with the Dubai Media Council on this initiative, which will contribute to strengthening the UAE’s media industry. The Media Regulatory Office will be working to ensure all media professionals, content creators, and creatives are provided a seamless service experience,” commented Dr. Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi, Executive Director of the Media Regulatory Office.

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