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


Aizhan Kapysheva

Katarina Podlesnaya

Founding Curator

Yasar Jarrar

Lara Anne Ajlouny

Saeed Al Nazari

Hashim Alzaabi

Aftab Arif

Leyla Azizova

Yasmine Elgharaibeh

Mounir Kabbara

Neeharika Kapre

Neeha Mujeeb

Noora Ali Nasser

Salomey Osafo-Ampadu

Youcef Oudjidane

Spandana Palaypu

Ali Qudah

Mitali Rakhit

Philippe Viola

Alexander Wegner

Osama Abu Hantash

Daniel Ahmed

Paria Al Awadhi

Aisha Harib

Hazem Ibrahim

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.