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United Arab Emirates Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
2nd
0
in Middle East
Global Ranking
27th
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2
worldwide
Population
10.1
million

top industries
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Transportation
#18 worldwide
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Fintech
#28 worldwide
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Foodtech
#30 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconAltibbi
startup iconFoxPush
startup iconVezeeta

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The United Arab Emirates Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 27 globally, and shows a negative momentum -2 spots since 2021. United Arab Emirates also ranks at number 2 for startups in Middle East.

There are 3 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in United Arab Emirates and the top ranked city in United Arab Emirates is Dubai at 61 globally. Dubai is followed by Abu Dhabi at 171 and Sharjah at 898.

United Arab Emirates is an ideal place to locate for Transportation, Fintech and Foodtech startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 102 Transportation startups in United Arab Emirates, 62 Fintech startups in United Arab Emirates and 55 Foodtech startups in United Arab Emirates, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 339 startups in United Arab Emirates, 4 accelerators in United Arab Emirates, 3 coworking spaces in United Arab Emirates, 21 organizations in United Arab Emirates and no leaders in United Arab Emirates.

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Altibbi is the Largest Digital Health platform in the Arab World, including 1.5M pages of medical content and a 24/7 telehealth service. Read more
STARZ PLAY offers films, Hollywood series, and documentaries for children in conjunction with the U.S., as well as Arabic content. Read more
tabby is a ''Buy Now, Pay Later'' payments company, allowing consumers to shop and pay in 4 installments at no cost. Read more
Vezeeta is a digital healthcare booking platform and practice management software. Read more
FoxPush is a cloud-based ad management platform built specifically for Advertisers, Publishers, or Ad Networks. Read more
iMile is a well-known Logistics and Courier services provider across the Middle East. Read more
yallacompare is a Middle-East-based financial comparison platform that enables its users to compare banks and financial institutions. Read more
Phygicart is a E Commerce Shopping Site. Read more
Bayzat is a technology company that provides insurance and HR software solutions. Read more
BitOasis is a cryptocurrency trading platform offering a digital asset wallet and exchange to buy, sell, and trade. Read more
TruKKer is a technology enabled truck aggregator that operates multiple truck types for multiple end markets in the Arab peninsula. Read more
An award-winning, Dubai-based start-up offering payment gateway solutions. Read more
The leading video based contentious online learning platform for all Arabs around the world Read more
Traveazy Investments PTE. LTD, established in 2014 providing travel solutions to customer based across the globe Read more
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
Fetchr is an international express, mail delivery and logistics services company. Read more
Trukkin is a leading cloud based B2B platform. Read more
Pure Harvest Smart Farms is a tech-enabled agribusiness based in the UAE focused on year-round production of premium fruits & vegetables. Read more
Restaurant Management Software and Online Restaurant Reservations Read more
Hubpay is an independently regulated provider of cross-border money services designed to increase financial inclusion in emerging markets. Read more
Beehive connect businesses looking for finance with investors, building mutually beneficial partnerships for growth. 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
Sweetheart Kitchen is a multi brand virtual kitchen that uses advanced cooking techniques to produce and deliver food. Read more
An online marketplace that provides quotes and online booking for moving, home services and insurance in the UAE and Qatar Read more
Zbooni gives your customers the power to browse, and even buy your products directly through chat. Read more
Udrive is the first pay-per-minute car sharing provider in the Middle East which offers car rental through mobile access on the street. Read more
NymCard is a cloud-based issuer processor enabling financial institutions to build virtual and plastic card programs for their customers. Read more
Seez is a data-first automotive platform that makes a mobile app for car shoppers. Read more
Buy Now. Pay Later. Zero Interest. Zero Fees. Read more
Joi Gifts is the full-service mobile platform for gifts Read more
Mamo Pay provides payments application intended to make money transfers accessible. Read more
SaaS, PaaS, e-commerce solutions, logistics, lastmile, mobility, spatial planning, IoT Read more
North Ladder is a Real-time auction driven second hand marketplace facilitating access to quick cash for consumer assets. Read more
cashew is a 360° instant payment & digital finance solution that empowers consumers to finance their lifestyle needs. Read more
GrubTech is an end-to-end SaaS platform enabling the digital transformation of restaurants and cloud kitchens. Read more
NOW Money uses mobile banking technology to bring accounts and remittance to the unbanked population of the Middle East. Read more
souKare is an online Pharmacy, Wellness and B2C health tech platform that focuses on instant health products' delivery and medical adherence Read more
hala is the UAE's first car insurance product that rewards you for driving safely. Read more
Opontia provides a fast and fair way for small e-commerce business owners to sell their companies. Read more
Online platform providing solutions for processing all types of visa applications Read more
Meals from the best restaurants at 50%+ discount & free delivery with MUNCH:ON Pro, enabled thru bundling, routing & scheduling technology Read more
RIZEK is a tech-startup aimed at creating more jobs across the MENA region. Read more
Oliv (oliv.com) is a career marketplace made for the youth. Based in Dubai (UAE), we connect students and grads to internships & jobs. Read more
Merit Incentives provides gifts, rewards and engagement strategies using innovative technologies in the MENA region. Read more
Raseed makes investing in the US Stock Market simple, easy and affordable. Read more
Expert Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Delivered. Washmen picks up and delivers your Laundry & Dry Cleaning to your doorstep. The service is centered around your convenience and the highest quality care for your all your laundry items. Read more
Enhance Fitness is a personal training platform. Read more
The easiest and fastest way to manage your financial life in one place. Get clarity. Get smarter. Get in-control. Read more
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