Dubai Becomes First City To Get It's Own Font

The font is in both Arabic and Latin script
ByMashal AbbasiMonday , 01 May 2017
Dubai Becomes First City To Get It's Own Font
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Dubai clearly isn't satisfied with having the world's longest selfie stick, or the world's tallest building, our city now has it's own font!

Now amongst the ranks of Times New Roman and Calibri is Dubai Font. The typeface, designed with Microsoft, comes in both Latin and Arabic script, and will be available in 23 languages, reports Gulf News.

The font is available for all 100 million users of Microsoft’s Office 365 software, and downloadable in multiple formats on DubaiFont.com.

The Dubai Executive Council, chaired by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has instructed all the emirate’s government bodies to begin using the font.

“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,” said Shaikh Hamdan.

“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,” he said.

Dubai Font is the result of 18 months of hard work by a team from Monotype, a US-based firm that has designed custom typefaces for British Airways, Vogue and Sony, among others.

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