Dubai secured the bid to host and organize the 2024 World Cities Culture Summit (WCCS), marking the first time the event will be hosted in the MENA region.
The event is scheduled to be held from October 30 to November 1, 2024.
The announcement on this was made during this year’s summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
A delegation from the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority attended the meet in Sao Paulo, held on October 25-27.
World Cities Culture Summit: Sharing cultural insights
The World Cities Culture Summit is a three-day annual gathering for member cities of the World Cities Culture Forum, offering a platform for the exchange of groundbreaking ideas and best practices in cultural policy making.
In collaboration with its city partners, the summit embarks on comprehensive research endeavours, establishing a solid foundation of evidence to underscore the multifaceted influence of culture on global cities and the lives of their residents.
Comprising over 40 cities worldwide, the World Cities Culture Forum is recognised as the most significant international network shaping arts and culture policies.
It aims to highlight culture as a pivotal force behind societal and economic growth and emphasises the role of culture in cities and the creation of sustainable urban centres.
Hosting the 2024 World Cities Culture Summit will help to transform Dubai into a global centre for culture, an incubator for creativity and a thriving hub for talent, she said.
“It also solidifies its standing as a hub for knowledge and cultural dialogue, emphasising Dubai’s capacity to bring together cultural leaders from around the world to shape the future of cities, craft forward-thinking cultural policies, and catalyse social and economic progress,” the Dubai Culture chairperson said.
Hala Badri, Director-General of Dubai Culture, said Dubai’s hosting of the World Cities Culture Summit enables the establishment and development of a global network of relationships and encourages new cultural partnerships that enhance the emirate’s leadership and global standing.
“It allows us to exchange knowledge with global cultural leaders, experts, and specialists in this field to find innovative solutions using cultural and creative experiences in urban development,” Badri said.
Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture and Member of the Dubai Council, affirmed that hosting this important summit further cements the emirate’s position as a global cultural destination, continuing its journey of building a sustainable creative economy based on knowledge and innovation.
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