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Dubai's 2023 Gaming Initiative Aims to Generate 30,000 Jobs by 2033

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Dubai’s 2023 Gaming Initiative Aims to Generate 30,000 Jobs by 2033
Dubai’s 2023 Gaming Initiative Aims to Generate 30,000 Jobs by 2033

Today, under the leadership of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai and a prominent Emirati political figure, the Higher Committee for Future Technology and Digital Economy convened to launch the Dubai Programme for Gaming 2023.

A key objective of the program is to create 30,000 gaming industry jobs within the next decade and to enhance the sector’s contribution to the city’s gross domestic product (GDP) by $1 billion.

Dubai has been actively pursuing gaming innovation. The city, along with its neighboring Emirate, Abu Dhabi, is working on developing casinos and various gaming ventures. This includes the announcement last year by Wynn Resorts to establish a $2 billion resort in the UAE.

Adding to this momentum, earlier this year, Jim Murren, the former Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, assumed the role of Chair at the UAE’s General Commercial Gaming Regulatory Authority. This move underscores the region’s commitment to becoming a central hub in the gaming industry.

The meeting also highlighted the approval of three new projects under the Dubai Metaverse Strategy. Dubai is on a mission to become the world’s most digitally advanced city, frequently hosting events related to Web3 and blockchain to foster industry growth and attract international business investment.

While casinos and gambling operations are not currently active in Dubai, respecting the nation’s Muslim practices, plans like the Wynn Resorts project suggest potential exceptions in the future.

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