While art has long been an important component of UAE culture, the government has been quick to realize that partnerships are key in today’s global economy. To that end, collaboration in both media production and the creation of content is encouraged through joint ventures and media zones, such as Dubai Studio City and twofour54 in Abu Dhabi.
The UAE has assembled the Abu Dhabi Film Commission and the Dubai Film and TV Commission to facilitate the production of foreign projects. UAE film and media professionals work with internationally known entities such as National Geographic and Hyde Park Entertainment to develop world-class projects. UAE production companies have been involved in major film hits such as Contagion and The Help.
For film and media professionals looking to showcase their work globally, the UAE’s industry-recognized Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Film Festivals provide prominent venues.