Dubai font is a sans-serif font. Sans Serif fonts are the ones like Arial and Helvetica. The serif fonts being Time Roman or Garamond kind. Dubai font is a ‘safe to use’ font face, meaning it’s easily readable, legible and looks good both in print and digitally. We can call it as a neutral font that can go along other fonts when used in combination. The option to choose 4 font weights gives the user more flexibility in using the font. When you want to say it bold, use the bold letters. For very subtle statements, go for the light version. The regular is for all that regular stuff and medium when you want to stress a point a bit.
If you thought, there is nothing too fancy about with Dubai Font, hold on. The big advantage of the font is that it is not bound by a license. You are free to use the font on any projects – personal or business. When something that cool comes free, who can ignore it?
This is the first time in history that a font is named after a city. Really a unique idea, with a potential of reaching more than 85 million users in 180 countries.
According to the official website of Dubai Font, the project was commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and launched by The Executive Council of Dubai. The initiative is in partnership with Microsoft and is supported by the renowned font company, Monotype.
The font is a reflection of modern day Dubai. With Light, Regular, Medium and Bold weights, the font supports 23 character sets. The Dubai font is said to create a harmony between Latin and Arabic.