About us


Dubai Future Accelerators facilitates partnerships between entrepreneurs, private sector organizations and government entities to co-create solutions.Dubai Future Accelerators was launched in 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Future Foundation under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai.

Our mission is to imagine, design and co-create the future. We pair forward-thinking public and private sector organizations and start-ups using the city of Dubai as a living testbed to co-create solutions for global and local challenges of tomorrow.

Dubai Future Accelerators is run by Dubai Future Foundation whose mission is to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of strategic sectors in cooperation with Dubai government and private sector entities.

Dubai Future Foundation
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the Dubai Future Foundation in April 2016, an independent research think tank based on the Dubai Future Agenda. Where the Foundation plays a pivotal role in shaping the future vision and industry of Dubai. Dubai Future Agenda focuses on supporting and developing individuals and institutions to achieve leadership and precedence for the UAE and Dubai, by supporting networking and collaboration with international and emerging research companies and institutions.

The foundation brings together individuals, organizations and government entities to share that vision, to agree strategy and to implement the reality. It also, provides an environment in which ideas can take hold and take flight through incubating & prototyping.

CEO’s message

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..

Khalfan Belhoul

Chief Executive Officer


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