This chapter includes the following articles.
Abu Dhabi’s media sector has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years as a result of sustained emirate and federal government support as well as the increase in local content being created in its dedicated media free zone twofour54. The presence of major international media corporations in the free zone has underlined the quality of the facilities on offer, while efforts to cultivate the emergence of a skilled local workforce for the sector are paying dividends thanks to the various training and outreach programmes on offer. Strategic partnerships with regional and international media players alike should cement the emirate’s reputation as a leading media centre in the years ahead. This chapter contains an interview with Maryam Eid AlMheiri, CEO, Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi and twofour54.