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Ashraf Ali Mahhat


Ashraf Ali Mahhat, Chief Economist of Dubai Export Bureau


We are not very happy to see that the proportion of the value of the global creative industries in the Gulf countries is very small. The proportion of this value is very small in North Africa and the Middle East, basically only 1/9 of Europe. Even if the foundation is also small, however, it can be seen that it is a very high-growth potential. For the creative industries, it is now one area with the greatest concern to the region, but also a basis to help us increase economic needs and knowledge-based economy, which has become one of the state strategies.