Middle East’s first YouTube Space launched in Dubai

Middle East’s first YouTube Space launched in Dubai




Space has been created to help nurture a local pool of talented social media creators.

If you’ve got a burning desire to be the next big thing in social media then look no further. Dubai has just become home to the region’s first YouTube Space – and it’s free.

The dedicated production space, located in Dubai Studio City, has been created to help nurture a local pool of talented social media creators.

Its introduction to Dubai marks the tenth such spot worldwide and it will be open to YouTube content creators in the region. For creators boasting more than 10,000 subscribers to their channel, they will have free access to high-end audio, visual and editing equipment in addition to training programs, workshops and courses.

And for those with more than 1,000 subscribers but less than 10,000, you will still be able to attend free workshops and classes to help grasp the need-to-knows of becoming a viral Youtube creator. The workshops will be geared to the different needs of creators with themes and topics ranging from creative development and production to business development and how to engage with advertisers. And all creators will be required to sit through a day-long workshop before accessing any of Space’s services.



Speaking to Khaleej Times, Robert Kyncl, Chief Business Officer of YouTube said the launch of the Space marked an exciting day in the region.

“This is a tremendous view into the momentum Dubai has for social media growth. The talent locally has grown so fast over the years. From two well-known creators a few years ago to more than 200 today, this popularity is not an accident. These people are creating content for the millennial audience; a new source of entertainment. We want to encourage that.”

Designed to support the growing Arab creator community on the platform, Noor Stars – one of the biggest YouTuber’s in the region with more than six million followers – told Khaleej Times exactly what she wants to see.

“I feel we need more female creators. This is so important for this region so if you’re a female, start your own channel and see what happens.”