Dubai now has an official ‘font’


Yes, a font. It’s called Dubai Font.

Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has just announced the Dubai Font which was created by Microsoft and the first font to be named after a city.

“The launch of the Dubai Font to the world is a very important step for us as part of our continuous efforts to be ranked first in the digital world. We are confident that this new font and its unique specifications will prove popular among other fonts used online and in smart technologies across the world. Therefore, we urge all government entities to use the Dubai Font in their official correspondence, which is considered as a positive shift that will boost the emirate’s competitiveness in smart technology. This should be a commitment from the Dubai Government to guarantee the dissemination and success of this initiative on a local and global level,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

Dubai Font sample

His Highness also said that the font will act as the new tool for a more tolerant and happy world.

Dubai font will be a digital typeface that you can use for typing and will be available 23 languages. The font face was designed by Dr. Nadine Chahine in collaboration with a team from a global agency Monotype. It was said that the font “fills a design gap between Arabic and Latin texts and presents harmonious typefaces combining the two scripts seamlessly.”

Dubai Font will be easily accessible on Microsoft Office 365 which currently has more than 100 million users.

To download the font visit www.dubaifont.com.

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