Dubai is home to more than 4,000 Arab, regional and international media organisations. In 2019, The Arab Information Ministers Council named Dubai as the Capital of Arab Media for 2020.
Over the past 20 years, Dubai has come into its own as one of the Middle East’s key centres for print, broadcast and digital media. The Emirate’s media-focused free zone, Dubai Media City, established in 2001 as the MENA region’s leading media hub has attracted a range of global media brands, including news organisations like Reuters, The Economist and CNN; publishing firms, such as McGraw Hill and Forbes.
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the Dubai Creative Economy Strategy which aims to transform the emirate into a global hub for creative industries and double the industries’ GDP contribution to 5% of Dubai’s economy by 2025. The new strategy welcomes creative individuals and companies from around the world and provides an environment to transform their dreams and aspirations.
UOWD's Master of Media and Communication is designed in the context of an increasing trend towards media professionals working independently, or as part of a multi-disciplinary team and will prepare graduates for exciting roles such as Journalist, Public Relations Manager, Communications Director, Creative Specialists and many more.