The second edition of the MENA Grad Show brought together social impact innovation projects in the fields of technology, science and design from universities across the region.

The exhibition, a key component of Dubai Design Week, showcased some of the most exciting social impact innovation projects from students in universities across the Middle East and North Africa region, spotlighting projects focused on improving and transforming lives and the planet, in the fields of technology, science and design.

View the 2021 participating projects here.

The physical exhibition allowed visitors to meet the graduates, learn about the ideas behind their work and also understand how students in different disciplines, from architecture to chemistry and electric engineering, approach complex social and environmental problems.

The exhibition was free to attend and is being presented digitally on

The MENA Grad Show is held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and member of the Dubai Council, and is in partnership with A.R.M holding and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

Global Grad Show is an initiative by the Art Dubai Group. It provides year-round programming for graduates and universities working on Social Impact Innovation projects. Since 2015, Global Grad Show has built a community of over 300 universities across the world that includes the leading international institutions alongside those from developing countries. The programme offers students the opportunity to showcase their work on the global stage, connect with like-minded people and take part in an entrepreneurship route supporting the development of their projects.