The UAE is fast becoming a global leader for setting new benchmarks across a range of industry sectors including innovation, sustainability, architecture, tourism and more.
Fifteen-year-old Alia Al Mansoori aspires to become an astronaut. Winning the 2017 Genes in Space UAE competition, the young Emirati beat 109 entries to win a trip to NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre to witness her experiment take off on the Space X Falcon 9 rocket.
With ambitions to put robot cops on the streets by 2030, autonomous vehicles on the city’s roads and in its skies and to be a global leader in futures technology, the UAE has appropriately established a world-first Ministry for Artificial Intelligence. Led by 27-year-old Omar Bin Sultan Al Olama, the Ministry will spearhead the UAE's ambition to be at the forefront of the global technological revolution, which will see it planning to build homes on the planet Mars by 2117.