We would like to Congratulate the Winners for the 12th Cycle which has been officially released. Click Here for more details.

Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development

In partnership with UN-HABITAT and Dubai Municipality.

Recognizing excellence and supporting urban best practices to improve the living environment. US$1M in prizes to be awarded.


Building a better future

About the award

Established in 1995—under the directive of the late Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum during the United Nations International Conference in Dubai—as an outcome of the Dubai Declaration. This declaration created the international concept of sharing Best Practices for the accelerated development of the human settlements sector.

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Transformative. Global. Tangible.

Now reaching its 25th year, the award recognises the world’s best practices that demonstrate valuable contributions to sustainable urban development, as a result of effective partnerships between public, private, and civic sectors.

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How to apply

Submissions close 30 April 2020


Register and provide the required details. Please be sure to provide valid information.

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Agree to the Terms and Conditions and fill up the list of required information / questions.

Call for applications is officially closed for The 12th cycle of the award. We thank all applicants who completed their submissions.

Recognizing excellence