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Dubai Humanitarian

Dubai Humanitarian is the largest humanitarian hub in the world. Founded in 2003 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, through the merger of Dubai Aid City and Dubai Humanitarian City.

Dubai Humanitarian is the only non-profit, independent, humanitarian free-zone Authority hosting a community of around 80 members comprised of UN organisations, non-profits and non-governmental organisations, in addition to commercial companies. The International Humanitarian community in Dubai consists of about 500 people representing more than 68 nationalities.

In 2011, Dubai Humanitarian was relocated into its current strategic location near Al Maktoum Airport and close to Jebel Ali Port, by tripling its size from the previous 30,000 square meters to 90,000 square meters and giving members the ability to move shipments from sea to air in as little as 10 minutes.

Today, Dubai Humanitarian offices and warehouses have further expanded to 135,000 square meters in size.

Dubai Humanitarian together with its community is continuing its journey by preparing itself for any new challenges, creating new synergies and partnerships with innovators, in addition to partnering with private sector players operating with high-level standards. Dubai Humanitarian is also partnering with academic institutions, to share knowledge and experiences to create opportunities for preparing the future generation of humanitarian workers.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives :

On 4 October 2015, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum founded Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives with the aim of improving the Arab world through humanitarian, developmental and community work.

It seeks to assist over 130 million people including families, children, and youth in 116 countries, with a special attention to the challenges that face the Arab world.

For more information, visit www.almaktouminitiatives.org

Our Location :

Due to Dubai’s strategic geographic position on the path between Middle East, Asia and Africa, and Dubai Humanitarian being located only 10 minutes away from the Jebel Ali seaport and Al Maktoum airport, it enables the humanitarian community to reach, within 4-8 hours, two-thirds of the world population living in hazard-prone areas.

The Dubai Humanitarian community has been able to dispatch and serve populations affected by disasters in the Pacific Islands as well as into the Caribbean, hence proving its international role.

Dubai Humanitarian Facilities

Dubai Humanitarian is the largest humanitarian hub with more than 150,000 square metres of warehouses and offices including showrooms and an open yard.








Open Yard


Around 11,766 square meters of office spaces which are provided for members based on their membership packages either Standard office package or Business Center Desk Package.


Around 88,500 square meters of warehouse spaces provided for members but are priced sperate to the membership licensing package.

If you would like to register as a member please send your request to