The United Arab Emirates has emerged as the leader in the Arab world in both creative thinking and financial literacy, according to a global assessment of educational systems. The latest findings from the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) were disclosed during a forum held in the UAE from June 27 to 28. Pisa, which is conducted every three years, examines educational systems by evaluating the skills and knowledge of students in participating countries. In its 2022 assessment, the UAE ranked first among Arab countries in financial literacy and tied with Qatar for the top spot in creative thinking. The UAE has proactively utilized the results of the Pisa study to assess student performance in these areas. For creative thinking, the emphasis is on improving students' cognitive abilities and creative potential. Financial literacy focuses on students' capacity to manage financial resources effectively, promoting well-being and financial stability. The two-day event announcing the Pisa results was coordinated by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In addition to the results presentation, the forum included discussions on the future of education in the region, sharing of best practices, and experiences in educational system development. Experts, researchers, and specialists contributed by presenting papers on various educational topics.