UN-Habitat and the Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition of your Best Practice through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Best Practices are outstanding contributions to improve the living enviDubai Award Trophyronment and defined as successful initiatives which:

  • Have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life;
  • Are the result of effective partnerships between the public, private and civic sectors of society;
  • Are socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable.

You can submit your Best Practice in the award categories of 1) Best Practices; 2) Best Practices Transfer; 3) University Research; 4) Private Sector; or 5) Personal award.

The award is open to all sectors: national and regional governments; local authorities and their associations; non-governmental organizations; multilateral agencies; community based organizations; research and academic institutions; public and private foundations; media entities and individuals.

In total 12 submissions are awarded for their innovative ways of dealing with social, economic, and environmental challenges in a sustainable manner: 6 Best Practices and 2 Best Practices Transfer winners are all given USD thirty thousand (30,000 US Dollars) each. 2 University Research winners receive USD fifteen thousand (15,000 USD) each. The private sector and personal awards are non-monetary and one winner in each category receives a trophy and a commemorative certificate.

Final deadline for submissions:        30 June 2014

31st July is the last day for already sent applications that have received comments/feedback from the board to submit applications with revisions (No new applications will be accepted).


For detailed submission guideline and reporting format click here: English Guidelines 2014

Please also find the Guidelines in the following languages:

For further details about the awards, online registration and submission, please visit: http://www.dubaiaward.dm.gov.ae/wps/portal/DIABP

 You can also send you submission via email to: Best.Practices@unhabitat.org

 We look forward to receiving your submission!

Research all Award Winners in UN-Habitat Best Practices Database

You can find all Award Winners in our UN-Habitat Best Practices Database