Microsoft is launching a Dubai font

Time Out Dubai has information on Microsoft launching a Dubai font. It's the first to be designed by and named after a city and in Arabic and English

Whether you’re a Calibri, Times New Roman or Arial kind of guy or girl, there will soon be a new font on the horizon and it’s all about our city.

You could be typing in a design specifically will Dubai in mind, as it’s been confirmed Microsoft will be rolling out a fresh look in both English and Arabic.

Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince has given the go-ahead for the project which will be the first time a font has been designed and named after a city. It is also the first time a font has been designed in both the languages at the same time.

The font is to represent the emirate’s mark in the digital world and encourage people in the region to strive for innovation.

It comes at the same time as news designer brand Gucci has launched a Dionysus ‘Dubai’ bag.

Confirming the city as the fashion capital of the Middle East, the accessory was one of many designed for several stylish cities around the world.

The locations include London, New York, Paris, Rome, as well as Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Dubai’s design features the word embroidered on a green leather panel, with starfish, dragonflies and a blue eye embellishing the famous print.

Headed by creative director Alessandro Michele, the 42-year-old’s name is synonymous with the Dionysus bag which has been worn by many big names including Salma Hayek and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

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