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Industry report

Design, media and entertainment guide

Wed, November 17, 2021

Dubai’s innovative media and entertainment sector has positioned the emirate as a gateway to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, markets with a combined GDP of US$7.7 trillion.

Dubai’s innovative media and entertainment sector has positioned the emirate as a gateway to the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, markets with a combined GDP of US$7.7 trillion.

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US$22 bn

Consumer spend on media content

Total forecast expenditure in the MENA region by 2024.

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US$70 bn

Regional investment in mobile internet services

Governments across the region will spend $70bn on infrastructure rollouts between 2019 and 2025

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46%

Digital content’s share of media spending

Digital content is forecast to account for 46% of content expenditure in 2024, up from 37% in 2019

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60 million

Mobile 5G connections

Forecast number of ultra-high-speed mobile broadband connections in MENA by 2025

Overview
01
Growing demand for Arabic content
Dubai, with its business-ready infrastructure and leading position in the Arab world, offers content creators, broadcasters and publishers an opportunity to leverage untapped potential.
02
Investment in international design talent
As a multicultural community with an appetitive luxury and design, Dubai is an ideal testbed that attracts investment in media, fashion and design.

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