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His Highness Sheikh<br> Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Human beings, their ideas, innovations, dreams and connections, are the capital of the future. Because where great minds go today, great things will happen tomorrow.
His Highness Sheikh
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Our Vision

From 1971 to 2071

The UAE Centennial Plan mandated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, aims to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by 2071 through a series of bold initiatives across a variety of industries. AREA 2071 is a physical manifestation of this vision with the sole purpose of creating positive global impact.

  • 1971

    The union of the seven Emirates and birth of the UAE

  • 1972

    Port Rashid inaugurated

  • 1985

    Emirates Airline launched

  • 2001

    Launch of Dubai E-Government

  • 2006

    Launch of National ID card project

  • 2009

    UAE wins the bid and becomes home to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

  • 2010

    Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, opens in Dubai

  • 2013

    Inauguration of Shams 1, the world’s largest solar power plant

  • 2014

    UAE announces space probe blast off toward the Red Planet Mars in 2021, marking the first entry into space exploration by an Islamic country; first Arab country and one of only nine countries with space programs to explore Mars

  • 2015

    Launch of Dubai Innovation Hub

  • 2017

    Initiation of AREA 2071

  • 2018

    AREA 2071 launches its state-of-the-art facility in the iconic Emirates Towers in Dubai, UAE

  • 2071

    The UAE is recognized as the world’s leading nation

  • Why?

    The UAE Centennial Plan aims to make the UAE the world’s leading nation by 2071. AREA 2071 is a physical manifestation of this vision with the sole purpose of creating positive global impact.

  • What?

    It’s a space and ecosystem purposefully designed to deeply connect corporates, governments, startups, investors, the youth, and the public in order to co-create the future.

  • When?

    AREA 2071 launches in 2018 at Emirates Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

AREA 2071 Welcomes the World

We will bring together many different types of people and organizations. Together they form a collaborative creative community focused on solving important human challenges at scale. AREA 2071 is designed to help these people thrive – both the next generation of Emirati innovators and the best talent from across the world.

A first-of-its-kind global creative ecosystem
The opportunity to impact billions of people
State-of-the-art facilities and equipment
A creative & nurturing platform
A supportive network of elite experts

The Space That Convenes the Brightest Minds

AREA 2071 is conceived as a garden. We model principles of community ‘gardening’ to grow a healthy culture. AREA 2071 is a flexible, enriching environment for residents and visitors. The design nourishes a wide variety of experiences, from common resources and private work spaces to inspirational shared activities.

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Partners of the Future

We have forged partnerships with a number of powerful organizations with a collective reach to over 200 countries – these are our Partners of the Future, driven by a common purpose to positively impact a billion or more people worldwide.