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Dubai Startup Ecosystem Overview

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#42 worldwide
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#45 worldwide
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#51 worldwide

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The Startup Ecosystem of Dubai is ranked at number 67 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 32 spots since 2020. Dubai also ranks at number 1 in United Arab Emirates, and 3 in Middle East.

Dubai is an ideal place to locate for Fintech, Software and Data and Transportation startups. As the most popular industries in Dubai, there is a sample of 82 Fintech startups in Dubai, 40 Software and Data startups in Dubai, and 40 Transportation startups in Dubai, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 233 startups in Dubai, 3 accelerators in Dubai, 2 coworking spaces in Dubai, 4 organizations in Dubai and no leaders in Dubai.

Dubai Startups

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CarSwitch is the UAE's latest technology platform providing an innovative customer-centric service that completely reinvents the painful process of buying or selling used cars. CarSwitch offers buyers and sellers better prices through direct seller-to- buyer deals, complete transparency and peace of mind through a proprietary 200-point inspection and guaranteed warranty for every car, and a completely hassle-free experience by taking care of every step of the process. With CarSwitch, buyers pay less, sellers get more, and neither have to do the work! Read more
Souqalmal is an online financial services platform that help consumers compare credit cards, mortgages, personal loans, car loans, car and bike insurance, and health and travel insurance. Read more
An award-winning, Dubai-based start-up offering payment gateway solutions. Read more
Organize sports better, faster & easier with Playpass. Playpass speeds up sports organizers most time-consuming and painful tasks. We sweat the small stuff so sports organizers can focus on delivering a great sports experience to their players, members and teams. Playpass is a mobile-focused cloud-based SaaS solution for sports organizers to manage event registration, CRM, payments, email marketing, league scheduling, scoring, stats, analytics and financial reporting.  Read more
The first hybrid investment platform for young professionals in the region. Sarwa's platform makes expert investing easy and affordable. Read more
FriendyCar is the first and leading marketplace for borrowing and lending cars serving the Middle East. Read more
Beehive connect businesses looking for finance with investors, building mutually beneficial partnerships for growth. Read more
Magnitt is a startup directory that connects investors, mentors, and emerging companies in the Middle East. Read more
PropSpace is the global leader in real estate software solutions . Read more
GuruCan is self-managed platform that allowed influencers & creators to create Apps (iOS & Android), publish content & monetise the audience. You can launch app & sell workouts, online courses, challenges, paid chat, live streams and more features in 1 day. Read more is an online marketplace where employers & freelance experts connect quickly and effortlessly. Read more
We provide you with free and unbiased comparison of banks, insurance policies, credit cards, loans and much more. Read more
A digital payment method for reward points and miles Read more
BlockBase Mining provides hardware sourcing and hosted mining services for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero and other cryptocurrencies. Read more
mrusta is an online marketplace that connects customers to trusted service providers in the Middle East. Read more
iMile is a well-known Logistics and Courier services provider across the Middle East. Read more
Xpertin is a freelancing portal that helps potential employers find talented freelancers in the MENA region. With a pool of 3000 registered freelancers (and growing), we enable clients to work with freelancers who are experts in various domains including but not limited to: - Digital Marketing - Design - Website & App Development - Writing & Translation - Social Media Management - Interior Design - Accounting - Video Editing - and more... We focus on providing quality talent in addition to payment guarantees for the client. If the work received isn't to the satisfaction of the employer, his/her payment will be refunded. We work closely with clients to make sure that their needs are met. We also work closely with our freelancers to help them capitalize on their skills and advance their careers. Read more
Dubai-based online platform for rentals of products and services . Read more
Mockup Editor helps designers and creative people to create their own mockups in a few easy steps. No more searching for expensivemockup images. Mockup Editor is easy with drag n’ drop, and endless combinations. Make the mockup fit your design, not the other way around. Read more
Geeks is an on-demand business that connects the right Geek with businesses and consumers based on time, location, and skill set. Read more
Compport is a easy-to-use & Flexible HR Software to manage Compensation, Analytics and employee feedback Read more
Next-generation electronic payment solutions provider Read more
Online platform providing solutions for processing all types of visa applications Read more
Web portal which connects student freelancers with startups and SME's. Read more
Mamo Pay provides payments application intended to make money transfers accessible. Read more
Next Generation Early-Stage Investment Fund for Startups in the MENA region Read more
Real-time fleet , mobility and delivery optimization platfrom. Read more
Digital Investment Banking Platform made to promote equity investments in startups and scaleups. Read more
Nomad Homes is digital platform that uses technology to help people in Europe and the Middle East to buy and finance homes. Read more
Yellow Door Energy is a market-leading provider of solar and energy efficient solutions for commerical and industrial customers in the Middle East and Africa. Customers can reduce energy costs, improve power realiability, and lower carbon emissions. Read more
Seez is a data-first automotive platform that makes a mobile app for car shoppers. Read more
Blockchain-based, fully backed cryptocurrency to provide a secure and transparent payment gateway Read more
We are a full-service digital marketing agency. We specialize in performance marketing and real-time social media marketing. We create digital marketing and technology applications across all interactive channels for major global and national brands. With creative concepts, inspired animation and interactivity, and an intuitive grasp of users’ needs, we design compelling brand experiences that move people to take action. Ethos’ clients range from venture-backed startups to well-established companies and span multiple verticals from Finance to healthcare, covering both business-to-business firms and consumer product companies. Our services include Digital Strategic Planning, Digital Brand Platforms, Online Advertising, Online Performance Marketing, Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing.  Read more
Foloosi facilitating consumer-to-business card payments by enabling the business to display QR code to scan & pay. Read more
eCommerce platform for MENA merchants. Integrated with all local payment and shipping solutions in the middle east. ShopGo help retailers to be eTailers at a price that every business can afford. You will focus on your site’s content and we will focus on keeping it running. Big, small or in between. Read more
Kualitee is a SaaS based Test & Bug management solution. Its an agile-based product and is for free to use for 3 months. Try today! Easy setup and configuration. Read more
RIZEK is a tech-startup aimed at creating more jobs across the MENA region. Read more
DubaiBeat is the publisher of "Middle East Investors Directory", a direcotry of 426 investment firms based in the Middle East.  Read more
ZIQQI is a b2b eCommerce wholesaler. We provide a b2b-in-a-box solution for eCommerce across sub-saharan Africa Read more
A unique and personalized experience From your favorite celebrity. Read more
VineaSX is a video software company helping digital marketers create, publish, and promote using videos easier. Read more
Repeat App is a smart loyalty platform for restaurants. Read more
Kualitatem provides QA and Testing services along with its Agile-perfect testing product: . We enable startups to focus on product development , suggest on product quality and help them improve overall end user experience. Read more
Mjmellies Middle East FZE is an E Commerce and Retail Chain. Read more
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