A Look At The Trends Influencing The UAE’s Youth: Diversification, Sustainability, And Technological Advancement
Last Updated on November 8, 2023 by Ameer Hamza
Approximately 50% of the UAE population is young and experiencing rapid transformation spearheaded by innovation, sustainability, and diversification. The evolving nature of employment and workplaces have also fueled the process of dramatic development that this younger generation is experiencing.
Technological authoritarianism is made possible through digitization, which also expands job and political engagement options in the MENA. One of the primary approaches to tackling the unemployment challenges for youth in the MENA might be the region’s growing digital economy.
UAE’s young generation is the primary resource in its growth towards creating a sustainable and prosperous future. The region is entering technologically driven manufacturing by moving its economy away from relying on oil.
Understanding the factors that will influence the youth over the coming years is crucial. The government must craft legislative solutions and offer socio-economic opportunities, helping UAE youngsters succeed in the changing world.
A Revolutionary Era Of Remote And Digital Work Is Upon UAE’s Youth
A drastic transformation has been seen in the nature of work after COVID-19. The gig economy, remote employment, and flexible labor markets are becoming more popular.
As new technologies like the IoT, artificial intelligence, 5G, and holographic modeling are used, working remotely will become easier and more efficient. Education systems must revise to keep up with the pace of change in the workplace to equip individual professionals for their future occupations.
A Greater Emphasis On Healthy And Sustainable Lifestyle Choices
The impact of social media has pressurized young people to place increased importance on being fit and healthy. They are also aware of how imperative it is to prevent ailments like obesity and heart disease that are brought on by inappropriate lifestyle choices.
UAE’s youth are expanding the notion of fitness with the help of modern technology. Dietary advice and recommendations are getting more individualized. The application of AI enables the provision of personalized dietary advice depending on each person’s genetics, and metabolism. In addition, medical science will provide data-driven preventative treatment and lengthen life expectancy.
Providing Financial Freedom And Promoting Mindful Consumption
The UAE is home to the giant financial technology hub, giving its residents better opportunities for financial freedom.
Youth are reexamining their consumption pattern and placing more emphasis on saving. The instant gratification of young people is being replaced with financial responsibility. The movement toward careful buying and spending has picked up speed since the COVID-19 outbreak.
There will be an emergence of a supersavers generation who will either accumulate wealth or make cryptocurrency investments as a form of insurance against economic unpredictability.
Socially Responsible And Value-Driven Youth
Social responsibility among UAE’s young people is growing as a result of civic education and rising ecological understanding.
They are becoming more driven to support local initiatives that have personal importance for individuals due to self-actualization and peer recognition. In addition, social entrepreneurship will become increasingly popular among young people due to both financial and societal effects.