FUTR World Middle East is a 3 day event held in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat. The gathering brings together innovators, creatives, artists, influencers, brands and retailers to showcase in various formats the future of industry.


FUTR Summit - welcoming the who’s who in retail, brands and corporate businesses 


FUTR Live - never seen before brand activations and future of immersive experiences

FUTR Festival - globally recognized musicians performing intimate sets


FUTR Live - masterclasses, professional showcases and influencer appearances


Abu Dhabi

With three diverse destinations in just one Emirate, Abu Dhabi is a truly unique destination, where respect for the past informs the present and shapes the future.

This is a diverse emirate with desertscapes, oases, mountain heights, fabulous beaches, warm, clear waters, desert islands, an ancient heritage city and a modern, cosmopolitan capital city. It’s a destination of historic buildings, thrilling headline attractions,
engaging tours and a packed calendar of headline events covering the arts, culture, sports, concerts and trade shows.

Abu Dhabi is a destination that will exceed your expectations!

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Abu Dhabi Retail Week

Retail Abu Dhabi (RAD) is an industry platform which engages with 20+ malls and 3,500+ retailer outlets across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in order to promote the sector by creating strategic campaigns featuring promotional offers, raffles, experiences and events. As part of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi’s commitment to providing unparalleled retail offerings and experiences to the Emirate’s residents and visitors, Retail Abu Dhabi creates retail initiatives and experiential events throughout the year offering visitors and residents alike amazing experiences beyond shopping, further reinforcing the capital’s position as an exceptional international retail and tourist destination.

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Manarat Al Saadiyat

The Manarat Al Saadiyat is the perfect venue for the inaugural FUTR World.

Set in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural hub of Saadiyat Island, Manarat Al Saadiyat is a haven for anyone and everyone to hang out, relax, be inspired and explore a diverse range of artistic expressions. Discover an exhibition, exchange ideas, enjoy delectable food, attend a talk or enjoy a movie… 


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FUTR Group

FUTR Group is a global year-round platform covering the future trends shaping retail, marketing and commerce, including Marketing, Social, Video, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Advertising, AR, VR, Voice, Robotics, Retail, Mobile and more.

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FUTR Summit

Bringing together leaders from major brands, retailers and corporates to create a melting pot of ideas and tools to succeed with the modern customer. Hear from inspiring international and regional speakers, as they deep dive into the latest trends to inspire, engage and leave attendees with unique insights to transform their business operations

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Joining brands - both large and small - in an immersive ‘future of’ showcase giving visitors a peek into the technology, artistry, creativity and innovation industries are planning towards including beauty, fashion, wellness, travel, fitness, retail and more. Expect VR, AR, AI experiences, instagrammable moments, product takeaways and inspiring talks! Plus these will run alongside performances by professional athletes, influencer meet & greets, mindfulness workshops, media challenges and much more

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FUTR Festival

A spectacular, world-class line up of progressive music artists across multiple genres with a focus on up-coming talents. Expect an eclectic mix of established & on the rise talent performing. Artists will take to the stage within the main venue, offering intimate sets where fans can get up & personal

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