UAE’s capital will seek to attract more talented students and professionals in a new campaign.

Abu Dhabi sets out long-term visa options, various incentives and highlights its living standards in a plan to develop the knowledge economy.

With the drive, the emirate is aiming at creative talent in arts and culture, PhD students and those promising scientific ability.

It also listed inventors and innovators as the capital plans to expand its research and development industry, and its healthcare sector

Investors and entrepreneurs are invited to tap into opportunities in key growth sectors, including financial services, ICT, health services and biopharma, AgTech, and tourism — as well as real estate.

As part of Abu Dhabi’s accelerator programme, Ghadan 21, the Department of Education and Knowledge (Adek) launched academic research grants to award Dh40 million in competitive research funding to support research and development.