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Purpose Of The UAE Hackathon

Under its motto 'Data for Happiness and Well-being,' the UAE Hackathon aims to develop innovative solutions and ideas that contribute to the happiness index of the many communities in the UAE. These solutions and ideas will be derived from the data that exist within and among government entities.

Why Data For Happiness & Well-Being?

The wise leadership of the UAE places community happiness and well-being at the forefront of its objectives, which are embodied in the government's strategies and plans. Data is the foundation by which these strategies and plans were developed..

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Who Can Participate In The Hackathon?

Anyone residing in the UAE and having a valid Emirates ID can participate in the UAE Hackathon. These events are not only for IT-oriented men and women but are for storytellers, artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, thinkers, innovators, people of determination, strategists, businessmen and women, problem solvers, and anyone with an imagination to make things better.

H.E.Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori


Welcome to the new version of the UAE Hackathon, which, this year, will be held under the motto: Data for Happiness and Well-being. Here, we meet for one of the biggest events which will bring together creative minds in a comprehensive partnership between the government, universities, the private sector and individuals. Together, we renew our commitment to shape a better future for the UAE and its communities. A future which is built on data analysis and smart solutions and readiness to cope with the current and future challenges in this fast-changing world. We are living in an era where only those who create or initiate something new can shape the present and the future of the world. Last year, we were determined to launch the largest hackathon in the region that attracted creative people from across the seven emirates. Hundreds of contestants, volunteers and experts participated.

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Hackathon Events

Seven hackathons will be organised for the seven emirates according to the following schedule:

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All Events

Seven hackathons in seven Emirates .

3 - 26 February 2020
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Abu Dhabi Hackathon

Khalifa University.

3 - 5 February 2020
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Sharjah Hackathon

American University of Sharjah.

9-11 February 2020
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Ajman Hackathon

Ajman University.

10-12 February 2020
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Umm Al Quwain Hackathon

Umm Al Quwain Cultural Center.

11-13 Feb February 2020
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Ras al Khaimah Hackathon

American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

16-18 February 2020
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Fujairah Hackathon

University of Science & Technology of Fujairah.

18-20 February 2020
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Dubai Hackathonh

Zayed University.

24 -26 February 2020


The goal of the hackathon series is to find creative ways to further happiness, using data.We have identified ten key areas and themes, any of these and more may be used to serve the goal of Data for Happiness