UAE was voted as the most creative country in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region at 56 percent, in a study on education and innovation.
According to ‘Education and Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa’, a study by commissioned by Dubai Knowledge Village; 89 per cent of Mena professionals agree that creative thinking is key to driving social and economic growth in their country, Khaleej Times reported.
The poll surveyed 5,891 respondents from the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia to identify how professionals in the Middle East regard creativity and innovation, and explores opportunities and barriers to creativity in the region.
The UAE is ranked 24th for innovation according to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index but has its sights on achieving a higher placement over the next three years as part of the ‘National Innovation Strategy’ launched in October.