Dubai launches ‘Long-Term Gaming Visa’ to lure content creators

May 13, 2024 by No Comments

The Government of Dubai has recently announced the launch of the ‘Long-Term Dubai Gaming Visa’ as it aims to expand its reach in the gaming industry. The new initiative aims to entice industry workers – from developers to artists – to life in Dubai, with the city playing a key role in the region’s massive and ongoing investment in the gaming and esports industries.

It is mentioned that companies ‘specializing in digital content creation’ are actively looking to join this initiative.

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For months, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the esports and gaming industries. From tournaments and gaming events worth tens of millions to plans to create a thriving city focused entirely on video games and entertainment, the region is striving to establish itself as a leader in this lucrative, ever-growing market.

Recently, Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced a new ‘gaming visa’, designed to help attract 30,000 industrial workers By 2033. It is open to developers, programmers, engineers and other industry workers and professionals who are at least 25 years old at the time of application.

It is highlighted that there is no fixed duration for Dubai Gaming Visa and it varies depending on the person applying.

In a statementHala Badri, Director General of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, said:

The Dubai Gaming Visa embodies the vision and aspirations of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and contributes to enhancing the emirate’s attractiveness as a prime destination for entrepreneurs, investors, game developers. , designers and programmers. It attracts people with innovative ideas and both established and emerging companies specializing in the development and production of content, gaming applications and artificial intelligence. It will help achieve Dubai’s cultural vision of being a global hub for culture, an incubator for creativity and a thriving center for talent.

Dubai’s ‘Program for Gaming 2033’ aims to transform the city and surrounding areas into a hub for developers and gaming companies. It is designed to significantly boost the country’s GDP, but it still faces some skepticism and skepticism from the wider gaming community.

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