Crowdsourcing
youth's talents &
skills for Good

About

Done by Youth initiative launched
by Emirates Youth Council to crowdsource youth’s skills and
talents in diverse nation-wide projects and activities. Done by Youth is a mark of our passion, generosity and eagerness to serve the country

Facts

  • More than

    728

    hrs invested
    for good

  • More than

    520

    media artwork
    published

  • More than

    1450

    pages of content
    developed

  • More than

    10

    million AED
    saved

 Projects

The Youth xHub is a new home for Youth and center to connect Youth to people, power and potential. #DoneByYouth

Flow is a brand-new initiative conceptualised by Emirates Youth Council in collaboration with Jumeirah Group as part of the “Done by Youth” initiative.

Gravity Calisthenics Gym, Dubai's first calisthenics and parkour facility.

A co-working space for creative individuals to create ideas, connect with people and grow to produce more creations

A space where every person and ingredient has a place and purpose, Society Cafe & Lounge is an engine of bursting flavours...

Jolie, which means ‘pretty’ in French, is the UAE’s first floral boutique café. The cafe was established in 2017 by Emirati founder, Eman Al Owais...

Ahlam Studio is a digital photography & videography studio in Dubai Design District, the studio specialized in babies, family ...

Moylo’s Restaurant specializes in gourmet homemade burgers. Food using fresh ingredients every day.

3fils restaurant delivers global cuisine focused on fresh and seasonal ingredients

Mitts & Trays, an elegant all-day dining café opened its doors at City Walk Phase 2 in Dubai United Arab Emirates in September

Roux is a homegrown eatery, serving modern international cuisine with a twist.

Platform Fitness Gym a CrossFit space that offers a range of CrossFit and specialty classes.

Aptitude Café was established in May 2017

Home Bakery, born out of natural love of baking, produce every dish with great pride taken in preparation, baking, and delivery of each product

Kitateeb was established in 2015 with the mission to enhance literary works and inspire confidence in writers as well as help them publish their literary materials within the publishing world.

Zoom Studio started in early 2014 with a vision to cater world class photo video & 2d-3d animation services to government -non-government organizations, private – public Companies, business entities, artists, individuals and foreign delegates.

Communitea is a social tearoom that promotes the social lifestyle of the Residents in Ras al Khaimah and the Food and beverage Scene in the Emirate

Fairytales is a magical indoor play park, which brings every child’s imagination to life in a safe and healthy environment.

Pastryology café is specialized in making the best Bitezellas, Cakelits, and Tartfuls that perfectly complement the specialty selection of our specialty coffee and shakes.

Al Ramsa Institute is a language center dedicated for Emirati dialect and culture.

"Step into a world of dreams and candy-floss pink with The Mail Room, tucked in the streets of Muwaileh – fondly known as “M-Town” – in Sharjah

The Moving Boutique is the first boutique in wheels in the UAE

Albal Design Studio is an interior architecture studio founded by designer Noura Abdulla AlGhandi since November 2014

Krust is specialized in making the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, using best quality cheese.

Catch x burger, where you will enjoy the amazing food, delicious burgers and stunning atmosphere.

The first café specialized in specialty coffee in HattaWadi Hub

Surge coffee brewers is a coffee shop specialized in specialty coffee.

The Youth xHub is a new home for Youth and center to connect Youth to people, power and potential. #DoneByYouth
Flow is a brand-new initiative conceptualised by Emirates Youth Council in collaboration with Jumeirah Group as part of the “Done by Youth” initiative. It is a hub for youth to connect, create, and converse in a youthful atmosphere, enjoying healthy paleo-friendly food and specialty coffee.​
Gravity Calisthenics Gym, Dubai's first calisthenics and parkour facility.
A co-working space for creative individuals to create ideas, connect with people and grow to produce more creations
A space where every person and ingredient has a place and purpose, Society Cafe & Lounge is an engine of bursting flavours inspired by the cultural culinary landscape of the time.
Jolie, which means ‘pretty’ in French, is the UAE’s first floral boutique café. The cafe was established in 2017 by Emirati founder, Eman Al Owais, as a space that connects with discerning customers’ most elegant senses. Jolie’s natural flowers and greenery adorn its interiors and create a meadow type space where customers can enjoy homemade cakes, dainty desserts, signature teas, single-origin coffees, and delectable café food. Fresh flower arrangements are available for purchase.
Ahlam Studio is a digital photography & videography studio in Dubai Design District, the studio specialized in babies, family, wedding photography, portraits , and product photography.
Moylo’s restaurant is located in the heart of Jumeirah beach road with the concept of creating a relaxed environment where friends and family could gather and enjoy quality, freshly cooked, gourmet burgers with our signature Moylo’s sauces that is served with fries, onion rings and the best homemade milkshakes around. 100% WAGYU beef is served that is seasoned to perfection and combined with handmade sauces and ingredients to create the best burger around. Providing a friendly and attentive service without being over the top.
3fils restaurant delivers global cuisine focused on fresh and seasonal ingredients
Mitts & Trays, an elegant all-day dining café opened its doors at City Walk Phase 2 in Dubai United Arab Emirates in September. Sparked by the love for baking and founded by Amna Al Hashemi, Mitts & Trays is a truly homegrown brand that aims to be a globally recognized name providing wholesome, memorable meals and treats cooked and served from the heart.
Roux is a homegrown eatery, serving modern international cuisine with a twist. Our menu is designed to cater to the foodie in you, so whether you are a coffee addict, a breakfast enthusiast, a lover of innovative mains, have a sweet tooth or simply want to satisfy your taste buds, visit Roux and you’re in for a treat!
Platform Fitness Gym a CrossFit space that offers a range of CrossFit and specialty classes. The team of experienced coaches aim to keep you fit, healthy and ready to take life on! The big variety of classes for all levels, a great, supportive community and the amazing spaces keep you pushing for more – more progress, more commitment, more discipline.
Aptitude Café was established in May 2017. It is considered as one of the first specialty coffeeshops to open in Abu Dhabi. Our aim is to attract coffee lovers from across the region and to educatepeople more about specialty graded coffee beans and the process that every coffee bean goes through, from the time it is picked until the time that its ground and finally brewed to perfection. We brew only the finest ethically source coffee beans from different regions around the world including panama. Colombia, Brazil and Ethiopia.
Home Bakery, born out of natural love of baking, produce every dish with great pride taken in preparation, baking, and delivery of each product. Continuously looking to experiment with new recipes and combinations, the list of delicious products is ever growing. Home Bakery's first flagship store opened in Dubai, Galleria Mall and further expanded to open up in Abu Dhabi, Umm Al Emarat Park and Masdar Park, and Emirates Towers at the Youth Hub.
Kitateeb was established in 2015 with the mission to enhance literary works and inspire confidence in writers as well as help them publish their literary materials within the publishing world.
Zoom Studio started in early 2014 with a vision to cater world class photo video & 2d-3d animation services to government -non-government organizations, private – public Companies, business entities, artists, individuals and foreign delegates.
Communitea is a social tearoom that promotes the social lifestyle of the Residents in Ras al Khaimah and the Food and beverage Scene in the Emirate. It is a bespoke concept inspired by the afternoon tea tradition in the east and west and the social aspect behind it. Offering a wide range of food and beverage all prepared freshly in our tearoom with the selection of highest quality of ingredients designed carefully to offer our customers a unique experience in our tearoom.Communitea offers a public library that house a huge selection of books (up to 500 Books) caters for different ages and interests.
Fairytales is a magical indoor play park, which brings every child’s imagination to life in a safe and healthy environment. Our aim is to support intellectual growth by providing an atmosphere in which children can step out of real life for an hour or more and use all their senses to explore a new world that will stretch their imagination and creativity skills to new levels. Our gates will be open to little dreamers aged from six months up to around nine years.
Pastryology café is specialized in making the best Bitezellas, Cakelits, and Tartfuls that perfectly complement the specialty selection of our specialty coffee and shakes. You can visit the café to enjoy the vibes or order online for your beloved ones at your home or your colleagues at your workplace.
Al Ramsa Institute is a language center dedicated for Emirati dialect and culture. Aiming to serve the learners to speak the Emirati dialect and interact with the Emirati community in and outside UAE.
"Step into a world of dreams and candy-floss pink with The Mail Room, tucked in the streets of Muwaileh – fondly known as “M-Town” – in Sharjah. The boutique restaurant and café boasts a beautiful, intricately-designed interior from the minds of the founders themselves. Deeply involved and ever the perfectionists, the menu has been lovingly created by co-founder HessaTaher, and the eye-catching décor and branding fashioned by co-founder Mohammad Al Tamimi. Guests fall in love at first sight, losing themselves in the experience: a cozy ambiance and mouthwatering food served in dainty, vintage “packages.” You’ve Got Mail!"
The Moving Boutique is the first boutique in wheels in the UAE. It offers a range of different UAE national designers all in one place. Customers can call the Boutique and it can reach them anywhere. The boutique started officially in May 2017. The idea behind it was to help the UAE fashion designers to rent a space in the boutique. Especially the ones who do not own a shop. The boutique visited a lot of companies in the women day, happiness week, and a lot of different purposes.
Albal Design Studio is an interior architecture studio founded by designer Noura Abdulla AlGhandi since November 2014. The studio is located at Dubai Design District and is one of the first 10 studios in this area. Noura is running a team of 14 international professionals. Noura developed a unique design process - visual literacy - that is the base to most of their design projects.
Krust is specialized in making the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, using best quality cheese.
Catch x burger, where you will enjoy the amazing food, delicious burgers and stunning atmosphere.
The first café specialized in specialty coffee in HattaWadi Hub
Dubai based roastery, established in 2016 by the love of great quality coffee because true quality matters and every sip should be a dose of happiness nonetheless, our main concern in the market is to make sure that whoever is drinking our coffee is drinking a great quality cup as well as to enjoy it as a luxury , our goal is not to commercialize the brand but to keep maintaining the highest quality possible in the market and never to go lower than that. We offer wholesale and retail speciality roasted coffee beans from various origins, consultation services for commercial and home services as well as barista training teaches them the basics of brewing and serving the speciality way. Our roastery deals with domestic and international clients while always trying to maintain the same flavours and taste everywhere.

Team

HE Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui

HE Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui

Her Excellency Shamma bint Suhail bin Faris Al Mazrui was appointed as the UAE Minister of State for Youth Affairs in the Cabinet reshuffle announced in February 2016 at the age of 22. HE Shamma is also the Chair of the Emirates Youth Council.

Her work focuses on ensuring the voice of Youth is strategically positioned to lead Youth into the future in all facets of UAE government and life, ensuring all ministries and decision-makers are incorporating youth needs into the policies they create. She has proactively made strides to connect Youth and leadership in the UAE with a proactive National Youth Strategy, a strategy that is led by the voice of youth and data.


H.E. Shamma is a member of the Education and Human Resources Council of the UAE Cabinet – a council focused on hammering out quick solutions for the sector based on the situation of the labor market. H.E. Shamma is a board member of Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organization that facilitates public-private partnerships to create programs that support improving youth welfare across the UAE.

She is also a member of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee that aims to apply the UAE’s fourth industrial revolution strategy and supervise its implementation across key sectors in the economy through regulations and policies that support the strategy. H.E. Shamma is a Vice Chair of the Community and Legacy Committee of the UAE Special Olympics World Games (2019). She is also chair of the board of the Special Olympics UAE, an independent and robust organization that is focused on building a legacy for Special Olympics athletes who are citizens and residents of the UAE. She is a member of the Higher National Council of the Year of Zayed (2018), as well as a member of the Higher National Council of the Year of Giving (2017).

H.E. is also a sector coordinator of the youth file at the Annual Government Meetings, a national annual meeting focused on engaging and coordinating across sectors both private and public in aims of developing policies that fulfil the goals outlined in Vision 2021 and 2071.

She is a member of the advisory committee of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020, as well as a board member of the international Institute of Tolerance.

Previously, H.E. Shamma worked in Private Equity at one of Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth funds. She also previously worked as a public policy analyst at the UAE Mission to the United Nations, as a Ministry Policy Analyst with the Prime Minister’s Office, as a Research Analyst at the UAE Embassy in DC, and as an Education Policy Researcher at Tamkeen (UAE Strategic Affairs Authority).

H.E. Shamma obtained her Masters of Public Policy with Distinction from the University of Oxford in 2015. She was the first UAE Rhodes Scholar and ranked within the top of her class. She completed her Bachelors of Arts in Economics with a concentration in Finance at New York Abu Dhabi in 2014, ranking within the top 5% of NYUAD’s class of 2014. She has completed several coursework at the research center for leadership on multi-sector partnerships at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, at NYU Stern School of Business and at Yale University.

Moammer Jaber

Moammer Jaber

Moammer Jaber works as project manager at the Prime Minister’s office , Moammer has vast experience in digital production, he worked in variety projects in private and governmental projects in digital design . And creative production ,previously he have worked in civil engineering and he worked in several positions.

Moammer Jaber has Bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental engineering from University of Sharjah 
Moammer has 13 years of experience in Graphic and Motion Design, Moammer passionate about digital arts, innovation and creative ideas. Currently working with Youth Hub team.

Saeed Al Nazari

Saeed Al Nazari

Saeed Al Nazari is Executive Director at the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, Team Member at the Arab Youth Center and the first Global Innovation Ambassador for the Global Innovation Management Institute and the President of Global Happiness Organization in UAE. Al Nazari Managed 50+ National Strategic Projects. He worked on Projects Management in The Executive Office of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He also works as consultant to some enterprises bringing with him extensive experience in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Human Resources, Corporate Happiness, Strategic Media and Projects Management.

Al Nazari was chosen as a Federal Member in the first Emirates Youth Council, Global Shaper in the World Economic Forum, Board Director in the International Social Media Club’s Board of Directors in the UAE, Board Vice President in the UAE’s International Institute of Business Analysis’s Board of Directors and Board Member of the Alumni Board Committee in Dubai Men’s College. He is also a member of the World Student Organizing Community (WSOC).

Al Nazari studied Masters in Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Bachelor in Business Administration from Higher Colleges of Technology and Foreign Policy from New York University. Al Nazari is also a graduate from the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Scholers Program in New York University, a unique international leadership program. He is also a graduate from the Promising Leaders Program in the Republic of Mauritius.

Al Nazari was awarded Annual Mubadala Youth Award, Emirates Award for GCC Youth award from Emirates Foundation, Innovation in Society Award from Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince’s Office, Annual Director Leadership Award & Annual Business Program Award from Higher Colleges of Technology, Social Media Award from Du and many other Entrepreneurship awards from different entities. He is also a high rank winner in many competitions such as Young Entrepreneurs Competition and Emirates Drones for Good competition.

Alia AlShamlan

Alia AlShamlan

Alia joined the Youth Office in 2017 as an Associate Project Manager.

She has a 5 year experience from the Emirati, World’s most Elite Hospitality Brand, Jumeirah Group. Alia started in the events department as an Assistant Events Manager, planning more than 80 social and corporate events in less than two years in Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. Alia accelerated her way and got promoted to be the only Community Engagement Manager in one of Jumeirah’s Hotels – Madinat Jumeirah Resort, and she set a CSR strategy, implemented new and exciting initiatives such as special needs internships, colleagues volunteering programs, health awareness initiatives as well as cultural events. She was given the Outstanding Performance Award by Madinat Jumeirah Management in 2014.

Alia holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Communications from Dubai Women's College, Higher Colleges of Technology, and has graduated with Distinction. During her journey in Dubai Women’s College, Alia got the College’s Outstanding Student Award, and the Director’s Leadership Award. She was also awarded for being the best MC for two years in a row. She was an active members of the Dubai Women’s College Student Parliament and was nominated to be the Media Representative from 2009 to 2011. Alia has completed successfully the Multiculturalism and leadership course in Al Maktoum Institute, Dundee Scotland in 2011.

 DBY seal

Among our Youth are potential philosophers, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, craftsmen, strategists and many more – young people who will create, who will constitute, who will continue the UAE’s culturally rich and unique tradition. Youth are our human capital and Done by Youth is all about focusing on their potential contribution to the social and economic environment. The seal showcases what youth have been doing by labeling their achievements by “Done by Youth” seal

 

We are proud of our Youth and their achievements. We want to invite you to showcase and apply for “Done by Youth” Seal of Approval

 

Criteria

  • Revenue and Success
  • Type and Concept
  • Age within Youth Range (15-35)

Benefits

  • Exclusive government and Corporate events & memberships
  • Marketing
  • Workshops
  • Access to Financial Support