The 270,000 sqm project is expected to create jobs for up to 16,000 professionals over the next 10 years.
Twofour54 Abu Dhabi has announced that Yas Creative Hub, the home for Abu Dhabi’s media, gaming & entertainment sector, is set to open its doors in November with a diverse group of global companies, SMEs and freelance professionals.
The 270,000 sqm project is expected to create jobs for up to 16,000 professionals by the end of 2031, tripling the number of people employed in the sectors in the capital.
The hub will become the new home of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, the capital’s media free zone, as well as hundreds of other businesses.
Facilities will include five towers, the Arab Film Studio, a 26,000 sqm external amphitheatre and 26,000 sqm of rooftop space. The campus will double the amount of studio space available in the emirate.
The project will comprise five towers housing more than 600 businesses.
The hub will be built in an area to be known as Media Boulevard, which will have a 23,000 sqm park and a 6,000 sqm plaza.
There will be a 6,500 sqm studio and production space at the hub that will help to double the number of international and local productions Abu Dhabi can host each year.
The site will be the size of 40 football pitches when completed. An amphitheatre, parks, cafes and restaurants will all feature along a landscaped terrace that connects the hub with Yas Bay Waterfront and the Etihad Arena.
It has been designed by MZ Architects, the creators of Aldar’s HQ.
CNN, Ubisoft and Unity Technologies are among the companies are already confirmed to join Yas Creative Hub next year.