Dubai is getting a 24-hour Chinese-language radio station
‘The Sound of the Dubai Dragon’ will cater to the city’s Chinese residents…
Dubai is well-known for being a melting pot of different cultures, and one of the best ways to enjoy the many walks of life the city offers is by switching on the radio and scanning through any number of English, Hindi, Filipino and Arabic stations.
Now residents can get a local insight into another culture via the airwaves with the launch of Dubai’s first Chinese-language radio station.
A joint venture between Hala China and Arabian Radio Network (ARN – who are the broadcaster responsible for Dubai 92, Virgin Radio and Tag 91.1, amongst others), the new station, named ‘The Sound of the Dubai Dragon’, will cater to the resident Chinese population in the UAE.
Currently, there are 174,000 Chinese citizens residing in the country with that figure expected to continue to rise. The new station aims to improve economic and cultural exchange between Dubai and China.
“Radio is an integral part of the quality of life of residents, and this new station will help new Chinese residents feel at home in the UAE.” said Mahmoud al Rasheed, general manager of ARN in a statement to the press.
Literally translated from Mandarin, ‘The Sound of the Dubai Dragon’ will be available via the smartphone app ‘Dubai Dragon’ that can be downloaded on all Android and iOS devices.