Investing in youth has made the UAE an attractive place for young people around the region. Young people surveyed in the 2020 Arab Youth Survey named the UAE the top place to live and the country they would most like their own to emulate for the ninth year running. Respondents cited the UAE’s safety, security and broad range of employment opportunities.
In 2017, the UAE established a state-of-the-art Youth Hub in Dubai with the help of American partners such as Microsoft, General Electric, Ford and Mastercard. The Hub provides young Emiratis a space to connect, develop skills and pursue creative and entrepreneurial projects. It is located just a few dozen yards away from AREA 2071, an ecosystem for startups and accelerators from around the region.