TECOM Investments merges Dubai media zones

Authority consolidates its 11 business parks into five clusters.
Jamal Al Sharif, newly-appointed managing director of Dubai Media City and Dubai Studio City.
Jamal Al Sharif, newly-appointed managing director of Dubai Media City and Dubai Studio City.

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TECOM Investments has announced that its 11 business parks will be consolidated into five clusters, including one dedicated to media.

The move will see Dubai Studio City, Media City and the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) working more closely in the future.

Jamal Al Sharif, the former executive director of Studio City becomes the managing director of both Dubai Media City and Studio City. Saeed Al Falasi remains the executive director of IMPZ.

“We have more partners and more responsibilities but this creates better opportunities for us as well as our partners,” said Al Sharif. “I have been working with TECOM for the last nine years but I expect that this restructuring will make it easier than ever to connect the partners of each zone together,” added Al Sharif.

“I have already announced a new internal structure that will see a partner relations development team put in place. Their job is purely to work closely with our partners in the media zones and see what we can do to help them improve their business. We are also putting together a database of our partners so that they can work with each other to create better synergies,” revealed Al Sharif.

Dubai Studio City saw 25 companies join in 2009 including Rohde & Schwarz, Sony BMG, Stellar Inflight, NHK, Smartsat Communications and Gulf Allied Digital Media among others. It also attracted 20 special projects that included feature films and TV serials.

The four other clusters will be based around information and communication technology, education, sciences, and manufacturing and logistics.

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