Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award


It is a global award issued under a decree of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai to encourage and motivate stakeholders and practitioners in the knowledge field to contribute towards the innovation and creation of developing the paths of transferring, disseminating and enhancing knowledge around the world. In addition, His Highness also issued a decree to form a global board of trustees that includes individuals and representatives of local, regional and global entities. The annual award - as per the establishment decree – is presented during the events of the Knowledge Summit to those who have made remarkable contributions in the field of knowledge. The award also aims to highlight knowledge efforts and motivate individuals and institutions to innovate, create and establish the foundations of knowledge locally, regionally and globally.


The aim of the award is to highlight the importance of disseminating and transferring knowledge as a source of the sustainable progress and development on the global level. Additionally, it also aims to achieve prosperity for the people by encouraging and motivating stakeholders and practitioners in the knowledge field to innovate and create developing paths for the transfer, dissemination and development of knowledge around the world.


Academics, scientists, inventors and other researchers in the field of knowledge dissemination, as well as knowledge experts in various fields and Arab and international institutions working in different sectors of knowledge.

Contributions and Results

Recognizing those who have made international achievements in the field of knowledge, fostered the spirit of competition in different fields of knowledge, and promoted the dissemination and transfer of knowledge. The award also had a role in attracting international attention to this knowledge event, the most prominent of its kind in the region.

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