Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has unveiled a rewards system to honour the emirate's brightest high school pupils.
Sheikh Hamdan said Emiratis and residents at both public and private schools would be in line for recognition under plans to empower future generations.
The scheme will include financial prizes for 50 top high school students, as well as academic sponsorships and scholarships for Emiratis at universities at home and abroad.
Outstanding expatriate pupils will win discounts at international university branches and will continue to receive golden visas for themselves and their families.
The latest strategy covers the Ministry of Education, American, British and International Baccalaureate curriculums.
The first batch of top performing pupils will be given their rewards in September.
Sheikh Hamdan said the initiative was in line with the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, to invest in and harness the potential of young people who are ready to play a crucial rule in the country's development.
Sheikh Mohammed on Tuesday made surprise phone calls to the UAE's best-performing public school pupils to tell them of their results, a day before they were officially released.
Emirates Schools Establishment, the UAE’s public school operator, released Grade 12 exam results for 28,775 pupils at public schools, plus a small number of private schools that follow the Ministry of Education curriculum.
The overall pass rate was 94.4 per cent.