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Dubai’s start-up scene

Sun, September 27, 2020

The entrepreneurial spirit is ingrained in Dubai’s DNA, which is why the region’s leading start-up hub attracts investment from industry giants around the world.

The entrepreneurial spirit is ingrained in Dubai’s DNA, which is why the region’s leading start-up hub attracts investment from industry giants around the world.

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60%

of all funding in MENA

According to the report from MENA start-ups data platform Magnitt, the UAE attracted 60% of all funding in the region.

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94%

SMEs and new start-ups

Small and medium companies represent more than 94% of the market in the UAE, and employ over 86% of the private sector workforce.

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Top 20

for ease of doing business

In 2019, the UAE was recognised among the Top 20 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking for nurturing entrepreneurs.

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US$700 m

total investment

A record-breaking 564 deals were signed in the MENA region in 2019, amounting to more than US$700 million in investment.

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