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Drive Dubai 10 Years Ahead

10 years ahead
Drive Dubai
10 Years Ahead

“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.”

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai​

Our Purpose

Drive Dubai 10 Years Ahead

Our Aspiration

Deliver high-quality futuristic impact for Dubai, through collective execution

Our Key Activities

At the Dubai Future Foundation, we are committed to driving the future forward, not just for Dubai but as a model for the world. Our activities span a broad spectrum, designed to foster forward-thinking across multiple sectors. 

Dubai Future Academy

We offer educational programs aimed at equipping individuals and organisations with the skills and knowledge to thrive in the future.

Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai Future Accelerators fast-track the development of emerging technologies and startups, providing them with the support needed to bring groundbreaking ideas to life.

Dubai Future Research

At the heart of our operations are our Foresight and Research initiatives, where Dubai Future Research delves into future trends to guide our strategies.

Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence

The Dubai Centre for Artificial Intelligence is at the forefront of integrating AI into government services, enhancing Dubai's digital transformation and setting new benchmarks in public sector innovation.

The Museum of the Future

As our flagship project, the Museum of the Future serves as a beacon of innovation and inspirarion, showcasing the limitless possibilities of the future.

Dubai Future Labs

The Dubai Future Labs focuses on robotics and AI, pushing the boundaries of what's possible in these fields.

Dubai Future District Fund

The Dubai Future District Fund is Dubai's evergreen venture capital fund of funds and direct investments platform.
Each of these activities play a crucial role in our mission to keep Dubai 10 years ahead, ensuring a future that’s bright for all.

Priority Areas



Of Sector​s

Enable sustainable economic value creation for Dubai through foresight and demand driven first-mover efforts, globally and regionally.


of Society​

Ensure Dubai remains at the pinnacle of quality of life for its people and residents today, and for future generations.


Future of Government​

Accelerate Dubai Government’s readiness to capitalize on future opportunities and navigate headwinds

Key Levers


Identify and test emerging technologies across diverse cases within Dubai’s ecosystem, whilst simultaneously enabling the acceleration of new technology scale-up and adoption within Dubai.


Collaborative regulatory opportunity identification through testing in Dubai, whilst identifying new regulations to support Dubai and the inspire the world.

A Grand Tradition of Foresight and Disruption

The Foundation is a reflection of the city it was born in; starting with humble beginnings yet driven with ambitious goals. Carrying the torch of innovation and following in the footsteps of our forefathers, the Dubai Future Foundation challenges the status quo, embraces risk-taking and places big bets to build a better future.