Dubai Cultural Visa – what it is and who it suits

A first-of-its-kind 10-year cultural visa will be offered to creative talents in Dubai. The Dubai CommerCity, which is part of the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) to offer several services to help establish new businesses in select sectors of the creative economy, as well as to support their long-term growth in Dubai CommerCity.

Photography, music, film and video production, fine arts, video game development and other cultural and creative sectors will be covered under the MoU to operate in Dubai CommerCity. The cooperation will provide creative businesses with special incentives such as banking solutions and services, logistics, consultations, as well as access to creative workspaces such as exhibitions, studios and conference rooms.