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812 October 2017 / Dubai World Trade Centre

About Dubai

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If you aren't in Dubai you're missing out on business. It's that simple. 

A crossroads of opportunity

Dubai has a reputation for being a visionary city; a first-mover that shapes its own destiny.

The spirit of possible and wise foresight of its leaders have been hallmarks of Dubai’s economic progress over the past decades. And what once was a tranquil town has rapidly grown into a premier leisure and business tourism destination, becoming the record-breaking and innovative city it is today - the crossroads of opportunity.

The Facts.

- The UAE has reached almost $1bn annually in startup funding*
- Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors here at 3.5% pa*
- 62% of startups here are revenue generating*
- 25% of startups are in growth stage*
- Over -$3tr in soveriegn wealth funds are available regionally

* Source: Magnitt

  • Dubai has succeeded in building a business friendly environment to meet investor needs and requirements, such as full exemption from income and corporate taxes, high-tech facilities and infrastructure.
    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
    Vice President, Minister of Defence and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Emir of Dubai
A business oasis

A business oasis

Doing business here couldn't be easier. Dubai is a travel HUB and all major tech companies are here, Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, SAP, Cisco, Linkedin we could go on. 

Arabic is the main language but with an 85% expat population, English is more common - making it really easy to network locally. 

Networking here is all about relationship building, understand everything you can about your business partners and you will go far. 


DXB Life

DXB Life

It's more than just buiness here. Life is pretty good - from the beaches, to the malls, to the hotels.

Recently, Citywalk, BoxPark, The Beach have all added cosmopolitan twist - from smart beaches, to entire shopping villages out of shipping containers to massive street art installations from world-renowned artists.

Dubai is open, fun, bright, beautiful, inclusive, global, collective, cosmopolitan, cultural and so much more. Come and see it for yourself. 

The Eco-System

The Eco-System

Dubai and the wider Middle East are attracting some of the biggest international incubators & accelerators and global universities. 1776, Flat6Labs, Oasis 500, MIT University, KAUST, Turn8, Dubai Future Foundation are just a small selection of who is here. 

Startups based have an unbelievable wealth of resource available to help in setting up, sourcing resource, funding, connections to scale and grow.

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