Dubai boasts 300 startups in our sample database which represents about 88% of The United Arab Emirates’s sampled startups. Dubai is the highest-ranked startup ecosystem in The United Arab Emirates.
In 2022, the startup scene of Dubai shows much promise after advancing in the Global Ecosystem Index by 6 spots.
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Dubai is ranked within the top 100 startup ecosystems globally.
Dubai’s startups excel particularly in Foodtech where it ranks 17 and in Transportation, and Fintech. Find out more
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On our map, you can explore a total of 95 startups for Foodtech.
In Middle East, Dubai's Transportation is in top 21. Dubai has a concentration of about 0% of the country's total Transportation startups that are represented on our map.
Fintech is ranked 55th in the world. Our database contains 49 startups for this industry.
Within Dubai there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Foodtech, Transportation, Fintech. These three industries represent about 67% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Dubai.
Dubai is The United Arab Emirates' 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 2nd in Middle East. With a population of 5M - 10M people, Dubai is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Altibbi.
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