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About Aqdar World Summit

Aqdar World Summit is a global platform for leaders, decision makers, experts, specialists and leading companies from around the world to gather, discuss and debate on crucial issues of international importance and help empower communities to build a world of security, tolerance, peace and coexistence. Aqdar World Summit is one of the initiatives of Khalifa Empowerment Program that aims to discuss local and global issues related to empowerment of societies in their human, cultural and intellectual dimensions while also providing a bright and prosperous future for individuals and ensure security, stability and prosperity in communities across the globe.

The key slogan of Aqdar World Summit entitled: “Nourishing Minds, Flourishing Nations” is aimed at building the capabilities of communities in their diverse cultures, where the UAE represents a part of this global diversity.

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  • Enhancing the soft powers of the United Arabic Emirates
  • Developing sustainable rich partnerships between governments and international organizations
  • Spreading the principles of the founder “Zayed” which consists of peace, tolerance and co-existence
  • Providing a work environment to generate opportunities for investment, growth, innovation and cooperation between countries and individuals

Event Features

Aqdar Lab

‘Aqdar Lab’ is a one-of-a-kind event that combines various activities which include ‘Aqdar Bootcamp’, a dynamic start-up accelerator, ‘Aqdar Roots’, a stage dedicated to children to share their views on positive citizenship, and ‘Aqdar Art’, which is a program aimed at empowering young artists around the world. ‘Aqdar lab’ activities will be organized and executed in partnership with some of the most prominent organizations in the world.

Aqdar Bootcamp

‘Aqdar Bootcamp’ is an exceptional concept that aims to empower young start-ups and equip them with the necessary tools to shape their ideas and turn them into plans that can be executed successfully!

Through 30 hours of training sessions offered to 5-10 start-ups, ‘Aqdar Bootcamp’ will provide start-ups with the knowledge needed to sculpt ideas to be presented to investors, for a chance to gain funding offers.

Aqdar Roots

This year, and in an endeavor to show the world the capabilities and unique talents that live inside each child, we created a platform where children aged 5-12 can express themselves and tell the world how living in the UAE has taught them to be better citizens.

This year, children take center stage in a three day show that will be attended by students, parents, and visitors from around the world!

Aqdar Art

In collaboration with EMMA for peace, or the Euro Mediterranean Music Academy, which is a non-profit global organization for the promotion of peace and cooperation for development through music, diplomacy and education, ‘Aqdar Art’ promises you an unforgettable show, filled with inspiration, harmony, and togetherness.


Human connection is powerful beyond measure, and is an essential element of our journey. ‘INDEX Talks’, powered by INDEX Media, decided to take connection to the next level, and hide an essential element of communication, enabling other elements to shine! ‘INDEX Talks’ will feature speakers but conceal their identities, enabling them to share the stories of their successes and failures, and the stories that make them who they are today freely.

Global Exhibition


Complementing Aqdar Lab and Aqdar Talks Platform, a -3day exhibition will be organized to provide a platform for local and international organizations from private and public sectors to showcase their products, services, solutions, initiatives and projects in line with the latest innovations and sustainable development for the societies.

Aqdar Talks Platform

Aqdar Talks

Specialized Workshops will be organized parallel to the conference over a period of 3 days, providing a platform to exchange ideas and best practices that attract a number of leaders, decision-makers, experts and international consultants to offer their insights on various pressing current issues.

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UAE University

Official Telecom Partner

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Official Business Publication

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startups Magazine
Middle East Health

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Official Housing Bureau

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