CNBC has its set up new studios at the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The business and financial news network will use the facility, based within Nasdaq Dubai’s Market Site, to deliver deeper focus on the Middle East business story.
Earlier this year, CNBC opened its Middle East headquarters in Abu Dhabi at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and has since broadcast Capital Connection from the facility, fronted by Hadley Gamble and Nancy Hungerford.
As of today, television output from CNBC’s Dubai studio will feed into Capital Connection and across CNBC’s headquarters around the world. Spearheading coverage from the new studio will be the network’s newly appointed Dubai Correspondent, Dan Murphy, who relocates from the CNBC’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, where he regularly fronted CNBC’s business day programming.
“We’re going to be at the epicentre of Dubai’s business community telling the dynamic Middle East business story to our global audience,” said Dan Murphy, Dubai Correspondent at CNBC International.
CNBC also appointed production, technical operations and digital roles at the new Dubai studios.
“Our Dubai bureau will give further bandwidth to our Headquarters in Abu Dhabi and provide us with the opportunity to enhance our coverage from the region,” said KC Sullivan, President and Managing Director at CNBC International.