Under the directives and presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, the Dubai Media Council launched the “One Media Dubai” initiative to provide quality services to the media community working in the emirate and within a number of vital sectors, confirming Dubai’s leadership as a major center for media and enhancing its environment that supports creativity. and creators, and the Dubai Press Club will implement the initiative in partnership with a number of government and semi-governmental departments and agencies.
His Highness, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, directed the Dubai Press Club to provide all possible facilities for the quality services included in the initiative and to facilitate access to them for Emirati, Arab and foreign journalists and media professionals, as well as for local, regional and international media organizations operating in the emirate.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum stressed that the initiative seeks to provide a new added value to the media community in Dubai in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, to make Dubai a major center for media. Creativity and creative talents in the region, and an affirmation of Dubai’s leadership as the best place in the world to live and work through the high level of services it provides for all professional disciplines, most notably the media sector, which receives all care and attention in Dubai.
His Highness praised the role and contributions of the “Dubai Press Club” over the past twenty years, and the pivotal role it played in confirming Dubai’s leading position as a major media center in the region through its outstanding achievements, including the “Arab Media Forum” and the “Award The Arab Press”, which was developed into the “Arab Media Award”, in line with the continuous growth of Dubai’s position on the media map in the region and the world, which was clearly reflected in its selection by the Council of Arab Information Ministers as the capital of Arab media for the years 2020 and 2021, respectively.
The new initiative of the Dubai Media Council comes within the framework of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to provide the necessary support to workers in the media sector in Dubai, within local, Arab and international media institutions. The initiative also reflects Dubai’s approach to providing added value to workers in the sector at At the individual and institutional levels, One Media Dubai contributes to facilitating media professionals’ access to a range of quality services through a unified window that includes many important areas for media professionals on both the professional and personal levels.
The list of partners in launching the initiative includes: the Media Regulation Office, Dubai Media City, the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, Emirates NBD, and the Emirates Telecommunications Group “Etisalat.” “, Dubai Design Inspiration.
Dubai is a major center for media
On this occasion, Vice President and Managing Director of the Dubai Media Council, Mona Ghanem Al-Marri, confirmed that “One Media Dubai” comes within the framework of the endeavors of the Dubai Media Council to create a model environment for media professionals to help them achieve the highest levels of excellence, and take into account their professional needs as well as their personal requirements of basic services. It includes many vital sectors, while the step is a qualitative addition to the strategic initiatives that the club has been offering to the media community.
For her part, Director of the Dubai Press Club, Dr. Maitha Buhumaid, said that the “One Media Dubai” initiative is consistent with the club’s role in caring for workers in the media sector and providing all means of support to Emirati, Arab and foreign media professionals and local, regional and international media institutions in Dubai, and providing facilities that contribute to providing an environment An integrated work that allows them to develop, grow and innovate.
Buhumaid commended the fruitful cooperation with the various parties participating in the initiative, and in order to unify efforts to facilitate access to the services provided by these parties through the network of relations that link the club to various regional and international media institutions for many years.
One Media Dubai will serve as a unified window to facilitate access to distinguished services for media professionals working in Dubai as well as visiting media professionals, provided by the initiative’s partners, which include: residency services, identity and commercial licenses, hotel and hospitality, office and workplace rental, banking services, and consultations related to the education and schools sector. And universities, in addition to telecommunications services, where it is expected that the initiative will be expanded to include more services during the next phase.
Partnership for the better
Hilal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of the Department of Economy and Tourism in Dubai, praised the value of the Dubai Media Council’s initiative to support the media community working in Dubai, and said: “We are pleased to be the partners of the Dubai Media Council in implementing this important initiative that provides many aspects of support to media professionals through A single window that makes it easier for them to get those services from one point.”
He added: “We will cooperate with the Dubai Press Club to meet the professional needs of media professionals, entrepreneurs and investors working in the media field, including issuing licenses related to their projects and activities, emphasizing the special nature of the business environment in Dubai, which is characterized by the highest levels of flexibility and full understanding of the requirements of diverse business communities. Its specialties, in addition to providing consultations for the hotel and hospitality sector in Dubai, with all its diversity of options and high level of service provided within world-class facilities spread throughout the emirate.”
The Deputy Director General of Dubai Residency, Major General Obaid Muhair bin Suroor, expressed his welcome to the One Media Dubai initiative, which is in line with the administration’s endeavors to provide the best services in accordance with the highest international standards, and the administration’s keenness to provide various possible forms of support to the media community in Dubai, and said: The Dubai government has been keen to create the best supportive atmosphere for the media and media professionals, which enabled it to occupy a high position as one of the most important media centers in the region, leading to its selection as the capital of Arab media for the years 2020 and 2021 respectively.Today, we are pleased to join efforts with the Dubai Media Council and cooperate with the Dubai Press Club to provide Quality services for media professionals working in Dubai, in line with our mission to provide interconnected services that are proactive, flexible and innovative to achieve happiness and quality of life for all members of society.”
For his part, Hisham Abdullah Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD Group, said: “We at Emirates NBD are honored to cooperate with the Dubai Media Council with the aim of supporting the media sector and preparing and qualifying a generation of distinguished Emirati media professionals to contribute to spreading Dubai’s humanitarian and cultural message. The bank will strive to provide a superior banking experience and innovative digital banking products that reflect the bank’s efforts in the field of innovation and digital development, to the partners of the Dubai Press Club, including media professionals, influencers, creators and content makers from individuals and companies in the region and the world.”
Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, valued the fruitful partnership with the Dubai Media Council and cooperation with the Dubai Press Club in the framework of the initiative that seeks to meet an important aspect of the media community’s needs in the emirate, and within the framework of the educational services provided by the authority, in a way that enhances Dubai’s position as a destination An international preferred for attracting distinguished media talents and competencies, noting that the authority will provide assistance by providing lists of private schools operating in the Emirate of Dubai for new media professionals who move to reside there, so that they can determine the best educational options that suit them for their children, in light of the great diversity that characterizes the sector School education in the emirate.
Coordination and facilities
In addition, Executive Director of the Media Regulatory Office, Dr. Rashid Khalfan Al Nuaimi, said, “The Media Regulatory Office is pleased to enter into a partnership with the Dubai Media Council and to renew cooperation with the Dubai Press Club, as we commend this participatory initiative that contributes to strengthening the media industry in the country, and from On our part, we will provide all means of coordination and facilities for all media professionals, content creators and creators at the individual and institutional levels.”
For his part, Director General of Etisalat Dubai, Abdullah Salem Al Mana, said, “We are proud to be partners in the Dubai Media Council initiative and to continue the fruitful and constructive cooperation with Dubai Press Club, which extended for long periods in many fields, and we value the selection of Etisalat Business Center of the Enterprise Sector. We are confident that the center will play an active role in this initiative, with its great logistical capabilities and capabilities for the partners of the Dubai Press Club, including investors and entrepreneurs working in the media field.”
Al Mana confirmed that Etisalat Emirates has a long record of contributions and community partnerships with all government agencies and institutions to adapt their capabilities and technological capabilities to serve targeted initiatives that would advance investment and development in various sectors.
The facilities of the services provided through the One Media Dubai portal will constitute a new added value for the growing media community in Dubai, which today embraces more than 3000 companies and tens of thousands of media professionals in various media disciplines, and provide facilities that help the media community achieve the exemplary quality of life that it aspires to.
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