Prince William will highlight The Royal Foundation’s conservation work during his first official visit to Dubai on Thursday 10th February. His Royal Highness has been invited to the region by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to mark UK National Day at Dubai EXPO 2020 and undertake a full programme of events promoting links between the UK and UAE.

During his visit, His Royal Highness will explore how United for Wildlife has been working with partners in the region promoting partnership working to counter a criminal enterprise which poses an existential threat to the world’s most iconic species. Countries all over the world, including the UAE, are making a collective effort to tackle this $15bn criminal enterprise and during his visit, His Royal Highness will learn more about public-private partnerships in the UAE helping to achieve this. 

The visit also provides an opportunity to showcase The Earthshot Prize to a global audience. Launched by His Royal Highness and The Royal Foundation in 2020, The Earthshot Prize is a global Prize and platform searching for extraordinary solutions to the world’s greatest environmental challenges. Highlighting some of the remarkable innovators from the inaugural 2021 Earthshot Prize will help accelerate and scale their incredible solutions to repair the planet.