5 reasons to apply to the Futurism Accelerator Programme
Priya Wadhwa
10x Industry

5 reasons to apply to the Futurism Accelerator Programme

Applications open until 31 July 2019

Led by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the Futurism Programme is a six-week, zero-equity accelerator for early-stage startups in the travel and tourism industry.

It is currently accepting applications until the 31st of July 2019 for its next cohort. In addition to being connected with the top industry leaders in Dubai’s tourism industry, selected startups will:


  1. Get free access and top exhibition space at GITEX Future Stars, one of the largest startup conference in the MENA region.

  2. Win AED 100,000 in prize money to launch or boost their startup by pitching at GITEX Future Stars.

  3. Obtain networking opportunities with experts in technology and law, as well as top investors in the region.

  4. Get connected with UAE government entities.

  5. Obtain support for visas and licenses, as well as office space in Dubai.

"Since the inception of the Futurism Programme in 2017, Dubai Tourism has helped shine a light on several pioneering startup businesses from around the world, supporting them to become true success stories, as their solutions have led to impactful improvements to the travel and tourism sector.”
Yousuf Lootah, executive director of Tourism Development and Investments, Dubai Tourism

Apply here. Applications close on 31st July 2019.

The Futurism Programme is part of the Dubai 10X initiative by the Government of Dubai to accelerate the city 10 years ahead of others.