The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) announced that the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has become the festival's sole 'Supported By' sponsor.
His Excellency Dr Omar Bin Sulaiman, Governor of the DIFC commented: "Our ambition is for DIFC to highlight Dubai's reputation, not just as a hub for business and finance, but as a centre for excellence and innovation across the board. Whilst the DIFC is driving the growth of the region's financial sector, it is also stimulating Dubai's expansion into other areas, such as art and culture. By supporting DIFF, we are supporting the development of regional talent."
DIFF Chairman Abdulhamid Juma said: "We are pleased to enjoy the support of the Dubai International Financial Centre, which is far-sighted enough to see the importance of culture and the arts to Dubai's development as a true regional hub. Our areas of activity may seem far removed, but in fact are united in the purpose to raise Dubai's reputation globally and to continue to guide its development as a community with much to offer both residents and visitors alike."
DIFF 2007 run from December 9 to 16, and show top films and talent from the West, East and the Arab world gather in Dubai.