Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy: Why Dubai is a Great Global Launchpad for MENA Startups

By H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, 23 June 2023
H.E. Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications and Chairman of Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy

Dubai undoubtedly has a vibrant digital ecosystem. It is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and start-up culture. This ecosystem is enabled by an environment that provides robust support for entrepreneurs and SMEs in various areas of innovation and technology. With over 40% of MENA’s scale-ups based in Dubai, an important aspect in the creation of this ecosystem is solid, reliable, and trustworthy funding. 

Dubai has seen significant growth in entrepreneurial activity, supported by numerous government legislation, initiatives and funds as well as the success of unicorns which have attracted more investors to the region. Delivering capital to new projects and providing business incubation is vital for the growth of the sector, and key to Dubai’s digital transformation agenda.

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