Dubai knows a thing or two about innovation. It’s associated with the world’s tallest building, man-made offshore islands and a seven-star hotel shaped like the sail of a ship. Now the emirate’s innovation pedigree has moved up a notch with a government authority mandated to promote Dubai as one of the world’s most attractive cities for creative businesses.
The Dubai Creative Clusters Authority or DCAA (www.dcca.gov.ae
) regulates free zone clusters and develops policies and programmes to enable cluster development.
The creative industries – those that use intellectual capital as their primary input such as film, design, gaming and architecture – are viewed by Dubai as critical drivers of innovation, engines of knowledge-based economy growth and key contributors to quality of life.
DCAA is attracting, retaining and nurturing creative businesses in Dubai, enhancing their ease of doing business and removing impediments to their growth. It promotes entrepreneurship and innovation, provides financial support and a platform for research, intelligence and advocacy.