"We must plant the seeds today for future generations and prosper tomorrow"
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

“Human beings, their ideas, innovations, dreams and connections, are the capital of the future. Because where great minds go today, great things will happen tomorrow.”


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to life here!

A unique ecosystem that continuously nurtures global talents to start and grow their business

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Regulations Lab

Join us to test innovations & future technologies in the UAE

Make Dubai Your Home for Innovation

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Aviation X-lab Challenges

Application Deadline: 9th July 2020, 11.59pm (GMT+4)

A startup with innovative tech? We are looking for you! Hurry up for a chance to change the future of aviation now!


Application Deadline: 15th July 2020, 11.59pm (GMT+4) Procter & Gamble (P&G) in partnership with AREA 2071 is launching a unique challenge with the objective to identify creative and innovative solutions to measure and track online and offline advertisements; with specific focus on the middle eastern markets.




The UAE Centennial Plan aims to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by 2071. AREA 2071 is a physical manifestation of this vision with the sole purpose of creating positive global impact.




It’s a space and ecosystem purposefully designed to deeply connect corporates, governments, startups, investors, the youth, and the public in order to co-create the future.




It’s a space and ecosystem purposefully designed to deeply connect corporates, governments, startups, investors, the youth, and the public in order to co-create the future.

AREA 2071 Welcomes the World

We will bring together many different types of people and organizations. Together they form a collaborative creative community focused on solving important human challenges at scale. AREA 2071 is designed to help these people thrive – both the next generation of Emirati innovators and the best talent from across the world.

A first-of-its-kind global creative ecosystem

The opportunity to impact billions of people

State-of-the-art facilities and equipment

A creative & nurturing platform

A supportive network of elite experts

Partners of the Future

We have forged partnerships with a number of powerful organizations with a collective reach to over 200 countries – these are our Partners of the Future, driven by a common purpose to positively impact a billion or more people worldwide.

Latest News

April 18, 2020

Dubai Future Foundation’s University Entrepreneurship Program in Full Swing Despite Global Pandemic

In alignment with the UAE’s efforts to continue progress and implement distant learning through the use of technology An output of the sixth article of the […]
March 1, 2020

Dubai Future Accelerators Connects International Companies to Solve Industry Challenges of the Modern World

Reinforces Dubai’s Position as a Global Hub for Innovators and Entrepreneurs 27 international start-ups and companies from 16 countries gather to solve industry challenges Dubai Future […]
March 1, 2020

More than 30 startup companies participate in the Innovation Hackathon at AREA 2071

The Ministry of Economy, in cooperation with the Dubai future Foundation, organized the Startup Innovation Hackathon at AREA 2071 in Dubai, with the participation of more […]
February 9, 2020

Dubai to Host First Kauffman Fellowship Summit in the Region

Helal Al Marri: Dubai Future District, a platform that provides opportunities to explore investments, new markets and sectors Essa Kazim: Dubai provides attractive investment opportunities in […]