To Make Dubai a Leading City of the Future
To Collectively Imagine, Inspire and Design Dubai’s Future
In his quest to empower the people of Dubai and improve all aspects of their lives, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, outlined a bold, clear approach that places future-readiness at its very core.
The Emirate of Dubai pledged long-term commitment to this development process. A bright future, after all, is not secured overnight; creating the future we want requires determination, hard work and a specific and advanced set of skills, tools and technologies. To that end, we set out – with the full support of Dubai’s leadership –to hone the skills of our current and future generations, develop their abilities and strengthen their knowledge.
Dubai is on a mission to build a bright and prosperous future today, rather than wait for that future to come to us. Here in Dubai, we are reaping the fruits of our future-focused approach. The emirate today is a global hub for business and the future economy, and a magnet for the world’s brightest minds, who come here to launch initiatives, explore the challenges of the future and convert them into opportunities for sustainable development. Our government institutions have also become centers of excellence in foreseeing the future.
Dubai is an international role model for promoting partnerships, co-operation and joint ventures across many different sectors. With international technology companies testing their future solutions here, we have ensured our leading position in the future industry. The emirate has achieved in a short period what many countries failed to accomplish over decades.
Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Dubai Future Foundation
Individuals’ Future Agenda pillar aims to build the capacities of individuals in making the future
The Organisations’ Future Agenda pillar will enable organisations to drive innovation within their sectors
The Sectors’ Future Agenda aims to support the role of future sectors of the national economy
Vice Chairman's Message
The UAE’s development story, envisioned by our leadership, is led by the long-term vision to build a future that meets the aspirations of the Emirati people, and to achieve all-round excellence in every chosen endeavor. An unwavering commitment to achieving this vision has established the UAE as a hub for the future economy, as directed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, to establish solid foundations for a better future for generations to come.
At the Dubai Future Foundation, we believe that setting the framework for a better future is not an option, but an imperative. We see challenges as opportunities to push our boundaries and achieve what others consider to be impossible. We believe that building a brighter future can be achieved only through a strong understanding of the present and a clear vision for the future.
Since its establishment, the Foundation has launched a plethora of international initiatives and projects that are in line with the Dubai Future Agenda and that reinforce the strategic partnership between the government and the private sector. We have forged partnerships with the world’s most prestigious universities, academic institutions, and innovation-led corporate entities – and will continue to do so – in order to explore and discover future solutions.
Today, the Dubai Future Foundation attracts the world’s leading thinkers and innovators, and we are on course to position the UAE as a global center for future technologies.
Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi,
Minister of the UAE Cabinet Affairs and The Future,
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation
The world today as we see it is witnessing rapid changes across all sectors and industries, the future can be (lived/ foreseen) right here in our present. With the legacy of our forefathers, and in line with the vision of our leadership, Dubai has long realized the significance of keeping pace with future technology and making the best of innovation to shape a better future.
And this is the core of what Dubai Future Foundation represents; the tangible outcome of this vision to define the future in the present.
With this mandate, the Foundation has within a short period of time created world-class innovation platforms for ideas to take shape, established strategic partnerships both locally and globally and has managed to foster an environment that encourages and recognizes creative minds from around the globe.
Guided by a strategic roadmap, and through collectively imagining, inspiring and designing Dubai’s future, the Foundation, in collaboration with the government and private entities, seeks to position Dubai as leading city of the future.
With a focus on four Strategic Business Units, including imagining and understanding the future, disseminating future knowledge, building future capacity, designing, and accelerating the future, Dubai Future Foundation continuously works towards achieving its vision and goals of placing Dubai and the UAE as the world’s platform of future knowledge and hub of innovation.
Chief Executive Officer
We live in a fast changing world where the future can be felt right here in our present. Dubai has long realised the significance of keeping pace with future technology and making the best of innovation to shape a better future. Dubai Future Foundation represents the tangible outcome of this vision to define the future in the present. It is the manifestation of Dubai’s determination to take forward its significant experiences in aviation, trade, financial services and technology to the next level.
In order to transform innovation ideas to current realities, the Foundation has within a short period of time created world-class innovation platforms that encourage and recognise creative minds from around the world. Guided by a strategic roadmap in the form of Dubai Future Agenda, the Foundation is determined to chart the course to a future in which the government and private sector will have key roles to play.
Individuals, Organisations and Sectors represent the three main pillars of the Dubai Future Agenda on which the Foundation is developing future capacities and driving innovation within organisations and sectors. In partnerships with international innovation companies and research institutions, Dubai Future Foundation has been endorsing innovative capabilities to shape a better future for the entire humanity.
As the future inspires and motivates us, the Foundation will play a pivotal role in achieving the global standing of Dubai and the UAE in the realm of future technologies to realise the vision of our leadership to stay one step ahead of the future.
Chief Executive Officer