Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017: Four strategic-level government agencies – Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), Dubai Sports Council, and Supreme Legislative Committee – relocate their offices to Dubai Design District (d3), the region's first destination dedicated to design, located in the heart of Dubai in close proximity to Business Bay and Dubai Mall.
Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, COO of d3, said: “We are pleased to welcome Smart Dubai, Dubai Culture, Dubai Sports Council and Supreme Legislative Committee to our ever-growing community. Their arrival cements the position of d3 as a cultural and strategic hub for government initiatives supporting the Dubai Plan 2021. These entities play a critical part in establishing Dubai as a vibrant and dynamic city that shapes culture, arts and innovation on a regional and global level.”
Smart Dubai seeks to deliver an efficient, seamless, safe and impactful city experience for residents and visitors of Dubai with a focus on smart economy, smart living, smart governance, smart environment, smart people and smart mobility. The initiative builds on a legacy of innovative programmes developed by the Dubai government to drive global competitiveness.
Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office,said: “Dubai Design District offers an inspiring environment that complements Smart Dubai's focus on driving a culture of innovation and creativity. As a strategic hub for Dubai'screative and entrepreneurial talent, d3 today is home to enterprises that play a keyrole in shaping the future of our city. Through our move to d3, we have become closer to the growing entrepreneurial community of Dubai, and hope to encourage the next generation of talents to become active participants in our mission to achieve the goals of Dubai Plan 2021, establishing Dubai as a smart, integrated and connected city that fosters the happiness of the community.”
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) was created as the Emirate's dedicated entitiy for culture, arts and heritage.The Authority's mandate is to establish Dubai as a global centre for creativity and enhance the city's cultural identity in order to drive the creative economy. Dubai Culture plays an instrumental role in preserving Emirati heritage, nurturing young talent and enhancing cultural diversity and social cohesion both regionally and globally.
His Excellency Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director General of Dubai Culture, commented: “By moving our headquarters to d3, we are taking another step towards fulfilling our integrated vision for Dubai. In alignment with the Dubai Plan 2021, this involves creating a focal point for the Emirate's culture and arts sectors that will support a city of happy, creative and empowered people who proudly celebrate their cultural identities. We look forward to becoming part of d3's thriving community and working in partnership with other entities to strengthen Dubai's cultural and creative fabric. We will achieve this through ongoing and promising projects related to the culture, arts and design sectors, and by providing active contribution to creating an ecosystem that enables people and organsiation for next stage of growth in the Emirate's creative scene.”
Dubai Sports Council aims to position Dubai as a leading name in the world of sports through creating a conducive environment for the youth to cultivate their sporting talent.
Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of the Dubai Sports Council commented “The Council always strives to provide its employees with a stimulating yet comfortable work environment where they can thrive. We have the same approach as our leadership, we put our people first. This is what we've done at the Council by moving our headquarters to Dubai Design District. D3 is a dynamic and inspiring environment, its the epicenter of the creative sector in Dubai, and our team is fueled by its innovative energy”.