Why GITEX Future Stars

The Fastest Growing Global Startup Event in the Middle East, Africa & South Asia

Young and thriving startup community? Check.

Mingling with mega investors and Silicon Valley VCs? Check.

A booming tech-buying base fueled by the region’s #1 tech event, GITEX Tech Week, happening next door? Check.

A future-driven, innovator-friendly region? Check.

GITEX Future Stars has it all covered when it comes to giving startups a global stage to shine and prepping today’s industries for the future. This is where the world’s most imaginative ideas are seen live in action, where technologies like blockchain and AI go beyond being buzzwords to become business realities, and where industries evolve in real-time. This is where the hype gets real.

Believe it, live it at GITEX Future Stars.

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Why Dubai? 

Why Dubai

Dubai has evolved from the hub of the Middle East to MENA’s gateway to the Global Startup Ecosystem.


TimelineSelf-aware robots. Driverless cars. 3D-printed beating hearts. The 4th Industrial Revolution is moving at a speed that blurs the lines between the physical, digital & biological spheres – and the MENA region is keeping up.

Co-located with GITEX

GITEX Tech Week

We’re also co-located with our sister event - the region’s biggest and boldest tech show, - GITEX Technology Week. Startups have the unrivaled opportunity to connect with the world’s leading technology providers, corporate and government buyers and visitors the chance to witness future-tech firsthand  on the show floor in this unique mega event experience.

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  • "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 and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai

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