About Arab Innovation

Held under the patronage of His Highness
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

A business festival for innovation. With an exhibition. Keynotes. Networking. Technology. Interaction. And countless disruptive ideas – All in one place.

Arab Innovation is where everyone can learn, innovate, create, and have fun by sharing ideas and working together.

Arab Innovation consists of 4 immersive pillars:


200 innovators will showcase the world’s most advanced innovative services and technology shaping the future of 6 different sectors to 10,000+ worldwide visitors. Moreover, distinguished forward-thinkers and speakers share their knowledge in a wide range of discussions, interactions, and workshops in the seminar halls throughout the duration of the convention. The 10,000 sqm expo will be the meeting place for leading innovators, radical ideas and technologies that transform society and the economy.In the exhibition halls, disruptive business models are in the spotlight from 6 sectors:

1. Smart Government 2. Transportation 3. Health Care
4. Energy & Utilities  5. Technology  6. Financial Services 


Pioneers and unconventional thinkers from all over the world share their knowledge in a compact, captivating program in addition to panelists interactively sharing compelling case studies with the audience.


Startup Zone will feature 200+ early stage companies and entrepreneurs who will showcase their talent and technology to attendees, investors, investment companies and members of the press


The Arab Innovation Awards will celebrate the most innovative companies of the 6 sectors.

Arab Innovation in Numbers

Arab Innovation Insights

6 Sectors

Innovation In Smart Government
Artificial Intelligence | Big Data
Blockchain | Happiness | Cognitive Cities

Innovation In Healthcare
Artificial Intelligence | Robotics
3D Printing | AR/VR | Patient Experience
Cyber-security | Mobile & Cloud | Blockchain

Innovation In Energy & Utilities
Smart Transmission and Distribution
Energy Storage and Management |
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Innovation In Transportation
Smart Infrastructures | Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles | Robotics
Low Carbon Solutions

Innovation In Technology
Internet of Things (IoT)
| Drones and Autonomous Vehicles |
 | Machine Learning and AI |
Augmented and Virtual Reality

Innovation In Financial Services
Blockchain | Cryptocurrencies | Artificial Intelligence
Robotics Process Automation | Machine Learning

500+ Innovations From:

Attendance Comprises From:

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