The Maktoum family announces launch of the Dubai font

The Maktoum family announces launch of the Dubai font


Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Image: Dubai Font

Dubai adds another first to its list with Microsoft's first city-named font. Discover more with Buro 24/7 Middle East here...

As one of the world's most technologically-advanced cities, Dubai has added another computer generated nod to innovation with the launch of its very own font – the first to be named after a city. Commissioned by Dubai's Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, together with the digital company Microsoft, the Dubai font typeface was created to ensure the city was set "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," said His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. "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," continued His Highness. 

Available in English, Arabic and 23 other languages, the Dubai font is accessible through Microsoft Office 365 or Now, take a look at another first for The Dubai Mall as it welcomes the new (and impressive) Apple store.  

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