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. 

26 members


Aizhan Kapysheva

Joined 1 Sep 2014


Spandana Palaypu

Joined 15 Jul 2019

Impact Officer

Marie-Alix Morel

Joined 3 May 2020

Lara Anne Ajlouny

Joined 25 Oct 2018

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

Kudzai Portia Gurure

Joined 16 Nov 2017

Mounir Kabbara

Joined 14 Nov 2013

Neeharika Kapre

Joined 18 Feb 2020

Neeha Mujeeb

Joined 15 Jul 2019

Noora Ali Nasser

Joined 25 Oct 2018

Salomey Osafo-Ampadu

Joined 20 Feb 2020

Youcef Oudjidane

Joined 22 Feb 2018

Katarina Podlesnaya

Joined 14 Jun 2018

Ali Qudah

Joined 7 Nov 2013

Philippe Viola

Joined 25 Oct 2018

Alexander Wegner

Joined 3 Feb 2015

Daniel Ahmed

Joined 27 Jul 2019

Paria Al Awadhi

Joined 21 Feb 2020

Aisha Harib

Joined 16 Nov 2017

Hazem Ibrahim

Joined 14 Dec 2017

Founding Curator

Yasar Jarrar

Joined 19 Nov 2012

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