Dubai’s Gift to the World
Dubai has taken another step in its digital transformation with the launch of its own font, commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.
Dubai Font is the new typeface that ‘celebrates the spirit’ of this emirate, which is free to download for all users of Office 365. It is also Microsoft’s first font to be created by a city and named after it.
In an official statement, Sheikh Hamdan said: ‘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.’
‘It is Dubai’s gift to the world,’ said Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Calling it a ‘bridge of knowledge’, designer Dr Nadine Chahine said the font integrates Latin and Arabic scripts and draws inspiration from the city of Dubai.