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 About DHDA

​​Dubai Human Development Award was launched in 2002 to recognise and reward the HR initiatives taken by individual business organizations towards achieving Dubai Human Development goal.

Dubai Human Development Award is part of one of the key initiatives run by the Dubai, Department of Economic Development. It was launched by H. H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in 2002.

Dubai Human Development goal does not merely involve providing work opportunities to UAE nationals, but aims to develop their abilities and emphasize their role in the future of this country through intensive training and guidance.


Award Objectives


The Dubai Human Development Award aims to achieve the following:

  1. To encourage the government and private sectors in the UAE to actively participate in the growth and development of their human resources, with special emphasis on Emiratis as well.

  2. Acknowledge and reward the distinguished efforts and achievements of all organisations in the development of their people resource.

  3. Conduct and publish research and statistics concerning HR methodologies, best practices with regards to development of people resources.


For more information please contact the Business Excellence Center by calling +971 4 4455833 or through email 

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