Who we are

The Arab Hope Makers initiative is the largest initiative dedicated to celebrating flashes of hope in the Arab World. The initiative seeks to honour the people that launch humanitarian initiatives, projects and programmes that improve their communities, the quality of life in their environments and help those in need, making a positive impact on the lives of people around them.

Falling under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the Arab Hope Makers initiative embraces the foundation’s vision to reignite hope in the region, and improve the reality of the Arab World. The initiative seeks to support philanthropic efforts that provide opportunities for work, creativity and innovation, and mobilize resources and energies to promote various fields of development in their communities, empowering people and working toward a more stable and prosperous future.

SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
The Arab Hope Makers initiative falls under the Year of Giving; it is a message of encouragement and gratitude from the UAE to all those who dedicate their lives for the betterment of our Arab World. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
The Arab Hope Makers prove to us that regardless of how bleak the situation may seem, there is still optimism in the Arab World. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
We wish to spread hope to as many young people as possible, so they may carry its spirit and dedicate their time to serving their communities. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
We have artists and athletes who are role models for our youth – it is time we celebrated the real heroes and role models… the Arab Hope Makers who have sacrificed their lives to serving others. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
The Arab Hope Makers initiative aims to influence the complacent mentality of waiting for luck to happen, and change it to a mentality of proactivity and action. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
Without hope, we have no chance of restoring our success and the development of the Arab World. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
There is no force stronger than hope for revitalising societies. HIS HIGHNESS
SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM

Who is the Arab Hope Maker?

The Arab Hope Makers initiative honours people and institutions that pursue a humanitarian goal. The Arab Hope Maker must have a project, programme, campaign or initiative that is creative and influential, and that contributes to improving the lives of others. The Arab Hope Maker may also relieve the suffering of a particular social group, develop a social, economic, cultural or educational environment, or contribute to solving any challenge faced by his or her community, in a non-profit and volunteer capacity, without any profit or material benefit.

The Arab Hope Makers Award

The Arab Hope Makers award is a monetary amount of AED 1 million, awarded to the biggest Arab Hope Maker. A person, initiative or institution can receive the award.

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