Dubai’s media sector registers impressive growth

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Dubai’s media sector saw impressive growth in the first half of this year, with licensed private media companies growing by 30 per cent.

There was also a 10 per cent increase in the private media sector's workforce.

The figures were revealed during a meeting of the Dubai Media Council, chaired by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Council discussed a range of new ideas and initiatives to raise the local media sector’s contribution to economic growth.

It also reviewed preparations for the upcoming Arab Media Forum and explored new growth opportunities for Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI).

Mona Al Marri, Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council, said the Council is working to implement its strategic objectives in close coordination with various leading stakeholders within the framework of the broader vision to raise Dubai’s status as a global and regional media hub.

The Council's meeting was also attended by Malek Sultan Al Malek, Hala Youssef Badri, Mohammed Al Mulla, Younes Al Nasser, Issam Kazim, Amal Ahmed bin Shabib and Nehal Badri, Secretary General of the Council.

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