The Arab Youth Center (AYC) HQ, inaugurated in 2017, aims to provide young Arabs with a place and resources to develop their talents and creativity, and motivate them to innovate and excel. Spanning 2,000 square meters, the premises comprise more than 20 activity spaces, where young people can practice their hobbies, and participate in the Center’s programs and initiatives.
The building has been conceptualized entirely by young designers, engineers and business administration professionals. The names of its spaces were inspired by famous cultural establishments of the Arab world throughout history, including intellectual hubs, literary salons and libraries.
A prime example is the House of Wisdom, a library that serves as a knowledge platform on various topics related to Arab youth. Its rich collection includes books on literature, science, technology, business, self-development, communication skills, public speaking and many more.
The HQ has meeting rooms of various sizes. The largest, Al Diwan, hosts official meetings and presentations of AYC’s reports and projects. The room was designed according to international standards to support teamwork and interaction.
Inspired by authentic Arab heritage and decorated with artworks from every Arab country, Al Majlis is dedicated to meetings, consultations, and welcoming VIPs and visitors.
Iwan is a large mixed-use shared space divided into sections for collaborative work, meetings and relaxation. It is equipped with computers and interactive screens that enable youth to connect with the Center’s partners in the Arab world online.
In addition, the HQ features a space dedicated to design, brainstorming and creative collaboration, and a laboratory with state-of-the-art technologies for various uses, including visual content development, programming, coding and design.
Outlet and salon
Designed for conversation, reading, relaxation and entertainment, The Recreation Room and the Salon provide ideal meeting points for hobbyists and gamers.
Al Qumra is fitted out with the latest audiovisual equipment for filming, editing, production and other media projects that enables youth to create meaningful Arab content.