The first in the region.
YouTube has just announced that it is collaborating with Dubai Studio City to bring a YouTube Space in Dubai next year. YouTube Space will give content creators on the video sharing service various tools and guidance that can help generate meaningful content.
This means that YouTubers from across the region including the cities of Dubai, Jeddah, Cairo and Casablanca will have full and free access to high-end audiovisual equipment. They will also have the chance to attend training programs, workshops and other courses.
This will be the tenth YouTube Space to be made following the ones introduced in Los Angeles, London, Tokyo, New York City, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Mumbai, Toronto and Paris. A report said that more than 150,000 people around the world have attended over 19,000 hours of workshops and over 15,000 videos have been created; garnering over 165 million hours of watch time since it YouTube Space was introduced in 2012.
Lance Podell, Director and Global Head of YouTube Spaces, commented: “The MENA region has one of the world’s most vibrant YouTube communities. Talented creators are producing content for passionate audiences in a region that comes in second in the world after the U.S in terms of watch time. This collaboration with Dubai Studio City will help us support this incredible community of YouTube creators as well as continue to boost the growth of Arabic content on the web. We are happy to have our first Space in Dubai, a place of vibrant creativity from fashion, to media and advertising. YouTube is a home for all this content.”
The YouTube Space in Dubai Studio City is expected to launch in Q2 of 2017 and construction is scheduled early next year.