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


January 22, 2020

UAE to save AED11 billion through Blockchain implementation, Dubai future foundation and world economic forum whitepaper

The UAE could save over US$3 billion (AED11 billion) through implementing advanced blockchain technologies, a joint whitepaper by the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE […]
October 28, 2019

Sheikh Mohammed launches 4 future labs

The UAE has set a pioneering role model in designing the future, thanks to its proactive strategies and ability to plan for and forecast developments in […]
September 30, 2019

DFF partners with Belgium firms

Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) signed MOUs with Imec, the world’s leading R&D organisation in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium. The signing […]
September 15, 2019

Blockchain accelerator programme launched at Dubai’s Area 2071

Further frameworks will be developed to test other technologies including AI, machine learning and precision medicine A new blockchain accelerator programme by the Centre for Fourth […]
June 22, 2019

Government Entities and Global Startups Co-Create the Future

We are hosting the 6th cohort of the Dubai Future Accelerator (DFA) program, which is Part of the Dubai Future Foundation that sees the participation of […]
June 10, 2019

AREA 2071 hosts 20 global startups valued at AED42 mln

We have hosted 20 global startups, led by the world-class Techstars startup accelerator programme and AI Venture Labs Accelerator Programme, in cooperation with Microsoft. Held over […]
June 7, 2019

‘Innovators Under 35’ judges committee announced

The Dubai Future Foundation and EmTech MENA have announced the committee of judges for ‘Innovators Under 35’, a global competition for young innovators, in its second […]
May 30, 2019

France joined our ‘Country in Residence’ Program

France officially joined our Country in Residence program, becoming the fifth country to join the initiative which was announced by the Dubai Future Foundation last February. […]
April 27, 2019

UAE Universities Discuss Creation of Economic, Creative Free Zones on Campus

A group of directors, deans and representatives from national and international universities in the UAE met at a strategizing session in AREA2071 lead by The Dubai […]
April 27, 2019

UAE Inaugurates Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution

The UAE Government, in cooperation with the World Economic Forum (WEF), inaugurated the Centre for Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UAE at AREA 2071, to be […]
March 25, 2019

DFF Participation in South by Southwest Conference

Dubai Future Foundation participated in the “Startup Cities” session, which was held at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The session highlighted Dubai Future Foundation role […]
March 7, 2019

Techstars Dubai launches its Second Accelerator Program at AREA 2071

Techstars Dubai’s first program was widely attended by over 400 attendees including VIP guests such as the UAE’s Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, His Excellency, […]
February 24, 2019

Four countries joined ‘Country in Residence’ Program

Dubai Future Foundation announced that Estonia, South Korea, New Zealand and Latvia have joined our ‘Country in Residence’ Program. Four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to this […]
February 5, 2019

Mohammed bin Rashid attends signing of agreements between RegLab and government entities

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, today attended the signing of two cooperation agreements between RegLab, […]
February 5, 2019

“Country in Residence” Program in AREA 2071

Under directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, we have launched “Country in Residence” Program. “Country in Residence” program is the […]
January 1, 2019

Healthy eating platform for UAE pupils wins funding

Yacob Intelligent Health, a platform for schoolchildren, is the first Emirati start-up company to win funding worth $120,000 (Dh440,700) from Techstars Dubai and GINCO in the […]
December 27, 2018

Global Tech Giant Inks Deal to Support Startups in UAE

M12, Microsoft’s venture fund, has held the M12 Innovation Summit: Leveraging Data and AI, at Dubai Future Foundation’s AREA 2071 in demonstration of the company’s steadfast […]
November 30, 2018

Jadarah Talent Accelerator Programme Nurtures Local & Regional Talent at AREA 2071

Jadarah is an intensive 6-month learning experience from the GCC, founded by the Al Tayyar Travel Group’s Strategic Online Business Unit, powered by tajawal.com and almosafer.com, in partnership with […]
November 1, 2018

Global Virtual Reality Challenge Announced for the Next Big VR Burj Khalifa Experience

As the UAE remains at the forefront of embracing the latest technological trends and advancements in the region, Burj Khalifa is teaming up with HTC Vive […]