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“We are committed to sustainability, which is a top priority that we strive to implement”

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

The 13th Cycle of the “Dubai International Best Practices Award For Sustainable Development” has Officially Launched

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Registration is officially open for the 13th cycle!


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

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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In the presence of H.E. Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, H.E. Abdulla Al Basti, H.E. Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman AlHajri and H.E. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Dubai Municipality has signed a collaboration agreement with UN Habitat in the World Government Summit 2023. The agreement sheds light on the collaboration in managing the 13th cycle of Dubai International Best Practices Award for Sustainable Development.

How to apply

Registrations will start on April 1st 2023


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

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Log into your registered account, and start your submission. You will be guided accordingly.


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

The call for applications for the 13th cycle is officially open.

Recognizing excellence