> 42 Abu Dhabi shakes hands with heavy hitter tech partners at GITEX 2020

On 13 December 2020, 42 Abu Dhabi made waves at GITEX when we announced our latest business partnerships.

We’ve partnered with five major tech giants—Huawei, Du, Microsoft, Intel, and Oracle—that will offer future 42 Abu Dhabi Coders internships, mentorships, and job opportunities. They will also join us in hosting partnership events, hackathons, and industry-specific challenges to further grow our network.

H.E. Amer Al Hammadi, Undersecretary at ADEK said, “These partnerships illustrate 42 Abu Dhabi’s inclusive approach to open-minded cross-sector collaboration which will ease our graduates’ integration into the job market and provide a ‘future-ready’ workforce”.


Huawei, a leading provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has committed to collaborating and providing internships, delivering industry-related workshops, as well as holding knowledge transfer events, and competitions. 

And if that wasn’t enough, they will also be providing 42 Abu Dhabi Coders with access to their outstanding online training courses and vouchers for its HCIA certification examinations; which covers topics from AI and 5G, to Big Data and Storage.

People are the most important factor for maintaining the vitality and sustainable growth of society. In the past 30 years, Huawei has made many efforts to cultivate ICT talents by sharing accumulated knowledge systems and best practices. Facing the challenges of the ICT industry in the future, Huawei believes the partnership with 42 Abu Dhabi will create more talents in the ICT industry which will empower and enable a future-ready workforce to better support Abu Dhabi’s strategic vision. 

— Jerry Liu, 
Huawei UAE CEO


Du is known for their award winning approach to telecommunication. Our partnership with du, will offer 42 Abu Dhabi coders internships, job opportunities, and work placements. 

Du is also promising to bring fun challenges to campus with some first-rate industry-themed programming competitions, challenges, and hackathons.

Providing valuable avenues for up-and-coming talent is an essential component of personal development and career progression. Today, future industry leaders require platforms that will equip them with the knowledge, skillsets, and competencies they require to gain experience, realize their potential, and shape the future landscape.

As such, we are delighted to be working alongside 42 Abu Dhabi and lending our support. This initiative was the result of the efforts of the du Youth Council, which is chaired by Ali Al Mansoori, Vice President – Human Capital Development at du.

We believe national talent pool will be crucial to social and industrial sustainability in the decades ahead. The onus is on us as influencers to act now and ensure they are prepared to overcome challenge and capitalize on the opportunities that await.

— Saleem AlBlooshi
du Chief Technology Officer


If you’re not already familiar with Microsoft’s ‘Future-Ready Skills’ program you’re about to be as our partnership with them plans to make their learning platforms readily available to 42 Abu Dhabi coders.

The courses cover various hot-tech-topics like Software Development and Cloud Implementation, to Data; and all the knowledge you’ll gain from Microsoft is recognised across the tech industry.

Together we aim to excite the UAE youth about coding, science, tech, and innovation through our various workshops, industry-themed visits, learning journeys, and real-life challenges.

With industries being disrupted at global scale, we have a collective responsibility to create a more resilient world for a better tomorrow. Technology will play a profound role in this journey, and we are committed to building the digital skills of young talent to advance Abu Dhabi’s vision of an open, efficient, effective and globally integrated business environment.

— Sayed Hashish
General Manager of Microsoft UAE


Intel, the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor chip manufacturer and microprocessor developer, will offer 42 Abu Dhabi Coders internship and mentorship opportunities, as well as industry-themed programming competitions, challenges, hackathons, and talks.

We will be working together to cultivate greater interest in coding, science, technology and innovation among the UAE youth through competitions, workshops, industry-themed visits, learning journeys, real-life challenges, in addition to providing Intel’s tools and services for use by 42 Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, we will be seeking to promote careers in technology and coding by leveraging Intel expertise to offer career guidance, mentorship and career discovery sessions to students across the different educational levels.

— Adib Rajji
Public Sector Manager, Gulf Region at Intel


Oracle, a world leader in computer technology has extended their partnership to not only 42 Abu Dhabi Coders but the administrators too. Our aim is to extend the “Oracle University’s Learning Explorer Portal Program” as a pathway for the UAE to kickstart a hyper-driven passion for our growing IT industry.

There are also possible mentorships, industry-focused sessions, talks, workshops, and guest lectures within our events program. And a few lucky students will be selected to visit the Oracle UAE offices to gain new insights into emerging tech trends.

Today, more than 2 million Oracle certified professionals are part of the global workforce. With hundreds of specialised learning paths on latest digital technologies including Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning and many more, Oracle University plays a vital role in preparing students and professionals for the global IT industry. Preparing the UAE’s next-gen workforce for the digital economy is a key priority for Oracle, and we have been at the forefront of initiating a host of capacity building initiatives locally. We are confident that our collaboration with 42 Abu Dhabi will help accelerate digital skills learning and open a host of rewarding career opportunities for students

— Abiy Yeshitla
Oracle Vice President – Technology, Gulf States and LEENA markets

In summary, December has been a whirlwind month for 42 Abu Dhabi and we cannot wait to take you along this ride as we get ready to decode the UAE’s (and your) digital future.

As we said, these five partners are just the start for us and will continue to grow over the years.