The largest Humanitarian Hub in the world
The Dubai International Humanitarian City was founded in 2003 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, through the merger of Dubai Aid City and Dubai Humanitarian City. The International Humanitarian City is the only non-profit, independent, humanitarian free-zone Authority hosting a community of around 80 members, comprised of UN organisations, non-profits and non-governmental organisations, in addition to commercial companies.
The International Humanitarian community in Dubai consists of about 500 people representing more than 68 nationalities. In 2011, the International Humanitarian City was relocated into its current strategic location near Al Maktoum Airport and close to Jebel Ali Port, by tripling its size from the previous 30,000 square meters to 90,000 square meters and giving members the ability to move shipments from sea to air in as little as 10 minutes.