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Dubai Future academy

About Us

Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Future Academy was launched as the capacity building arm of the Dubai Future Foundation in 2017.

The Dubai Future Academy supports Dubai by developing learning opportunities and through collaborations with world-class education providers to become fast, agile, and sustainable.

  • Professional

  • Youth


Be the knowledge hub for those creating the future


Equipping generations of leaders with the skills of the future

Our Pillars

The Academy provides learning opportunities to allow our students to develop future skills through three pillars.
All three pillars are needed to build the future of Dubai as a stronghold of sustainability.
Each pillar is linked to actionable outcomes, which are directly linked with the goals and objectives of
the Dubai National Future Strategy and the long-term development strategy of the UAE.

Future Literacy - group discussion

Future Literacy

Creating dynamic skills and mindset development

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Future Technologies

Understanding the potential and uses of disruptive technologies

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Future Methodologies

Developing foresight and scenarios skills to adapt to local and global changes

Our Methodology

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    the latest trends and develop new horizons

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    what’s possible and visualise opportunities

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    the future through collaboration and contextualisation

Who we are

Saeed Al Gergawi
Head of Dubai Future Academy

Sara Al Suwaidi
Senior Specialist

Nour Gaspard
Projects Manager

Markku Wilenius
Academic Dean

Asma Al Hamed
Senior Executive

Ville Korpela
Senior Faculty Member

Jawaher Burhaima
Research Analyst