“Preparing for our future is a necessity, not a luxury. Unprepared governments will suffer from missed opportunities and lost wealth.” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Dubai Future Accelerators Program

Dubai Future Accelerators is currently welcoming applications for two exciting opportunities:

 Emirates Airlines Challenge: We are seeking start-ups and innovative companies from around the world to innovate in the field of Customer Experience, Purchasing and Crew Duty Travel. 

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VR Challenge in partnership with HTC VIVE and Burj Khalifa (Emaar): calling all creative minds from around the world that have the imagination and capability to develop the next thrilling user experience for Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world in Virtual Reality format. The winning project will also be published as a global content on VIVEPORT.

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Applications for both challenges are open until Dec. 20, 11.59pm GMT+4.


Application Steps

Read the challenges defined by our government partners and select the challenge you’d like to apply for.

Fill out the application form.

Shortlisted companies will be invited to a virtual interview.

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“The DFA experience was something that can be described as “one in a lifetime experience”. Besides the business contacts, we could network with exceptional likeminded entrepreneurs and build relationships and friendships for life.”

- Blochin Cuius, CEO, MVMANT

The Dubai Future Accelerators will generate and implement creative ideas that help the government achieve its objectives for various sectors and all segments of society.

- Major General, Mohammed Al Marri, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police

By participating in Dubai Future Accelerators, we want to achieve fast and tangible results that support our policies and programmes and accelerate government services to advanced levels

- Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO DEWA

The Authority explored Hyperloop technology and the possibilities of applying it to the public transportation sector in Dubai.

- Matar Al Tayer, Director General RTA


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