Calling all film, music and game nerds: Dubai is set to be the global capital for creatives
Calling all film, music and game nerds: Dubai is set to be the global capital for creatives

Calling all film, music and game nerds: Dubai is set to be the global capital for creatives

Good news for the future film directors, music makers and game developers as the market for creatives in Dubai is set to double in the next five years according to HH Sheikh Mohammad. 

Earlier this year he launched a program that would make Dubai the ‘global capital of the creative economy.’ 

“We aim to increase the number of creative firms from 8,000 to 15,000 in Dubai and creative professionals from 70,000 to 150,000 within the next 5 years,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE. 

Alongside that, the mobile gaming industry is set to explode in the Middle East, with an audience of 100 million generating revenue of $4.4 billion by 2022. 

And Abu Dhabi has joined the creative gold rush as well by spending AED30 billion on culture and the creative industries in the emirate. 

If you’re looking to muscle in on the creative market – and honestly, why wouldn’t you – then take a look at the SAE, the world’s leading creative media educator with a campus-based in Dubai. 

From animation to computer games to audio, design, film and more, the SAE has you covered. 

All the offered programs follow the founding principles of SAE – high quality, industry-focused, practical and theoretical education for creatively talented individuals.  

About SAE

SAE is the world’s leading educator in creative media industries. They started life in Sydney Australia in 1963 as a school for sound and audio engineering. From the humble Sydney studio beginnings, the SAE today spans the globe with 47 campuses in 23 countries. And since launching in Dubai in 2005, they’ve become a mainstay thanks for creatives.

And you can even take a virtual tour of the Dubai Campus. 

SAE also caters to nurturing young talent (aged between 10 to 17 years) through our Creative Youth Academy. It comprises weekly (intensive) short courses as well as bi-weekly boot camps during Spring, Summer and Winter breaks on topics such as 2D & 3D Animation, Game Development, Music Production, DJ-ing, Graphic Design, Filmmaking, Photography and more. 

These sessions allow students to experience the world of creative media and how they can tap into their creative skills and talents to not only build an impressive portfolio of creative work but also to have fun while using state-of-the-art studios, equipment and software. This year’s Summer Camps run throughout July and August. 

But the SAE Institute is not an average Higher Education Institute. They understand and recognise the potential of creative minds and are committed to providing them with the platform which can turn their passion into a lucrative profession.

If you see the world differently, you belong at SAE! 


Admissions are now open for:

Visit: or call 800-SAE for more information. 

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