Abu Dhabi boasts 27 startups in our sample database which represents about 8% of The United Arab Emirates’s sampled startups. Abu Dhabi is the 2nd best startup ecosystem in The United Arab Emirates.
While Abu Dhabi decreased by 2 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in The United Arab Emirates remained stable at 2 nationally since 2021.
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Abu Dhabi is ranked within the top 200 startup ecosystems globally.
Abu Dhabi’s startups excel particularly in Education where it ranks 157 and in Fintech, and Marketing & Sales. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 6 startups for Education.
In Middle East, Abu Dhabi's Fintech is in top 173. Abu Dhabi has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Fintech startups that are represented on our map.
Marketing & Sales is ranked 173rd in the world. Our database contains 3 startups for this industry.
Within Abu Dhabi there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Education, Fintech, Marketing & Sales. These three industries represent about 56% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi is The United Arab Emirates' 2nd best startup ecosystem and is ranked 5th in Middle East. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Abu Dhabi is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including TruKKer.
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