Middle East & North Africa ● United Arab Emirates

Dubai Hub

Global Shapers Dubai Hub aims to contribute holistically to the ongoing social and economic development of Dubai through cross-disciplinary and multistakeholder means, and by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and youth engagement. The Dubai Hub aims to achieve impact by the creation and delivery of economically, financially, and environmentally sustainable projects, while involving and collaborating with all segments of local society.

Global Shapers Dubai Hub consists of 20+ Shapers committed to improving the present and future of our local community. Our Shapers are diverse in backgrounds and nationalities, representing fields such as consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, policy, public sector, and sustainable energy, among many others. In addition to serving as leaders in their workplaces, all of our Shapers share a passion for social work and commitment to help Dubai on its journey of being one of the most innovative cities in the world. The Hub’s projects currently focus on Education & Employment, Equity & Inclusion, and Climate Change. We actively work with local and regional partners to define impactful, long-lasting initiatives. 

25 members


Paria Al Awadhi

Joined 21 Feb 2020


Kudzai Portia Gurure

Joined 16 Nov 2017

Impact Officer

Marina Gracia March

Joined 15 Feb 2018

Meer Ako Ali

Joined 5 Jan 2017

Ohoud Alarifi

Joined 31 Mar 2017

Aafreen Ali

Joined 19 Apr 2018

Saeed Al Nazari

Joined 25 Oct 2015

Hashim Alzaabi

Joined 2 May 2020

Aftab Arif

Joined 3 Apr 2015

Leyla Azizova

Joined 6 Jul 2018

Yasmine Elgharaibeh

Joined 30 Nov 2017

Yasar Jarrar

Joined 19 Nov 2012

Mounir Kabbara

Joined 14 Nov 2013

Neeharika Kapre

Joined 18 Feb 2020

Aizhan Kapysheva

Joined 1 Sep 2014

Neeha Mujeeb

Joined 15 Jul 2019

Noora Ali Nasser

Joined 25 Oct 2018

Spandana Palaypu

Joined 15 Jul 2019

Katarina Podlesnaya

Joined 14 Jun 2018

Ali Qudah

Joined 7 Nov 2013

Philippe Viola

Joined 25 Oct 2018

Daniel Ahmed

Joined 27 Jul 2019

Hazem Ibrahim

Joined 14 Dec 2017

Ahmed Mazlom

Joined 4 Jun 2021

Namitha Thomas

Joined 1 Sep 2021

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