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Dubai Future Foundation opens applications for Dubai Future Experts Program’s fourth batch

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Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) has opened applications for the fourth batch of Dubai Future Experts Program under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Executive Council, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation.

The program prepares and equips national talents with skills and tools for designing the future, providing a platform for them to participate in the process of creating the future in Dubai and the UAE.

Dubai Future Experts Program, which was developed in cooperation between DFF and The Executive Council of Dubai, and overseen by the Dubai Future Academy, is open to middle and senior management within Dubai’s government entities. Applicants have until 20th November to apply via the link: (

Abdulaziz AlJaziri, Deputy CEO of DFF, said: “During its previous batches, the Dubai Future Experts Program has helped Dubai to achieve its leadership’s directives. It has prepared top national talent who have since contributed to enhancing the future-readiness of government entities, especially for changes that demand a forward-looking approach and future thinking.”

He added: “The innovative skills and tools that future designers acquired during their participation in the program was an important addition the process of building excellence in government work in Dubai. The program has contributed to spreading and strengthening a culture of innovation and foresight within government in line with Dubai’s vision to be among the most future-ready cities in the world.”

Future skills

The fourth batch of the Dubai Future Experts Program will launch in January 2024. The program includes two levels, each lasting three months, and gives participants the opportunity to graduate from the “Certified Foresight Practitioner” level to “Certified Foresight Ambassador” level.

Future experts

Last September, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum witnessed the graduation of members of the third batch of the Dubai Future Experts Program and was briefed on a group of projects, research reports and future scenarios that participants developed.

The program focuses on developing the skills of its members in the areas of anticipating and designing the future, developing scenarios in the scientific, cultural and technological sectors, decision-making, developing policies, laws and legislation, and employing various tools to identify future opportunities in Dubai and the UAE. A group of experts, scholars, entrepreneurs and CEOs from around the world have helped to design the program.