The Arab Youth Center was launched by

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan

during the World Government Summit 2017


The Center works on initiatives led by Arab youth to create opportunities that allow youth to contribute to national efforts and endeavors aimed at sustainable development. Youth represent the majority in Arab societies and this creates great energy that is harnessed to solidify the belief in a better future. The Center also publishes annual reports and studies revolving around Arab youth as well as organizing an annual agenda of events and programs dedicated to them around the world.

Arab Youth Strategy


Arab youth create a global model for building nations and sustainable development

Arab Youth Priorities

Live a healthy and safe life

Compete with our education and spread knowledge

Commit to leadership and perfect our work

Adopt the approach of giving and volunteering

Be proud of our Arab identity and culture


Organizing events

Organizing forums, workshops, and youth circles for Arab youth throughout the year to exchange ideas and practices, discuss ways of cooperation and develop a common agenda.

Projects and initiatives

Working on projects and strategic initiatives for Arab youth, implemented by youth. The Center will also follow up on their impact in different countries.

Research and development

Studies and reports the reality lived by Arab youth and the most notable future directions of youth behavior, aspirations and data.


Launching and coordinating with various branches of the Arab Youth Center in the Arab World. The Center works to develop partnerships with entities and Arab youth throughout the year


  • Arab Youth Media Initiative

    The strategic Young Arab Media Leaders program represents one component of the Arab Youth Media Initiative. It is designed with the objective of developing an empowered generation of young media professionals and influencers.

  • Arab Youth Forum

    The Arab Youth Forum is considered the first event for Arab youth held over the course of three days, and aims to bring together bright young Arab minds to discuss their dreams and shape a better future for their countries and the Arab world together.

  • Arab Youth Startup Marketplace

    The Arab Youth Startup Marketplace is an event organized by the Arab Youth Center, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs.

  • Youth Circle

    Youth Circles initiative governed by Emirates Youth Council and Launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai to inspire youth-centric dialogue across a variety of areas for sustainable engagement with Youth to shape innovative solutions for global challenges.

  • Sudanese Youth Forum

    The Sudanese Youth Forum is the largest assembly of Sudanese youth and the first of its kind in the Republic of Sudan. It aims to harness the talent and energy of youth who are eager to take part in shaping their own future and designing a strategy in which they work hand in hand for a better tomorrow.

Partnership Model

Branches of the Arab Youth Center will open in several countries in the Arab world based on a partnership model

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