• American University of Dubai student wins UAE qualifiers of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards

    The UAE chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), the world’s leading peer-to-peer network of successful business leaders today announced Shammi Kapoor, a student of the School of Business Administration, at the American University of Dubai,  as the champion of the UAE qualifying rounds of the Global Student Entrepreneurs Awards (GSEA).

  • Final Call to Apply for startAD’s Inaugural Artificial Intelligence Venture Launchpad

    startAD, the accelerator and entrepreneurship hub anchored at NYU Abu Dhabi, established in collaboration with Tamkeen, has issued a final call out for applications for its inaugural Artificial Intelligence (AI) Venture Launchpad. Teams can apply through startAD’s website; applications close on August 30.

  • RAK SME launches "Student Membership" next year

    The Saud Bin Saqr Establishment for Small and Medium Enterprises (RAK SME), a RAK Chamber initiative, has announced a new membership category entitled “Student Membership”. The new project will target students in the primary, secondary and university levels.

  • Startup Scene ME: The Stories of the MENA’s Fiercest Entrepreneurs

    After CairoScene’s explosive success in startup stories, entrepreneur interviews and active participation in the regional eco-system for nearly four years, Startup Scene ME emerges as a dedicated platform for the Middle East’s nascent and innovative startup space.

  • The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab Launches the Second Edition of Innovate for Refugees

    The MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) for the Pan Arab announced the launch of the second edition of Innovate for Refugees.

  • ‘Good governance vital for success of regional MSMEs’

    Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the UAE’s leading platform for the personal and professional development of women in the emirate and beyond, has partnered with the Pearl Initiative consultancy to raise awareness among regional micro, small and medium size enterprises (MSMEs) on the importance of good governance and accountability.

  • ‘GOSSIP The Brand’ Founder and CEO Dr. Shaymainspires youth participants of Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival with talk on entrepreneurship and the SME segment

    Dr. Shayma Nawaf Al Fawwaz, Founder and CEO of GOSSIP The Brand, a leading company managing the popular GOSSIP Cafe and Desserts and other concepts, played a key role in inspiring youth participants at the recently concluded inaugural edition of the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival, the emirate's largest entrepreneurship festival, which ran from November 21 to November 22, 2017 at the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club. In her speech, Al Fawwaz shared her insight on entrepreneurship and how to succeed across today’s SME industry--encouraging the youth to take an active role and pursue their creative business ideas.

  • ‘New Year, New Deals at Splash Pad’

    Spending quality time with children is a great way to build those lasting family bonds. However, prolonged periods of keeping children entertained can be rather tedious too – sometimes we all need a bit of a break! Splash Pad, the wet play area at THE BEACH, opposite JBR in Dubai, allows you the opportunity to get that much-needed down time, while keeping the children happily entertained.

  • 10 Years of 800PIZZA

    In 1999 Alessadro D’Ubaldo came to the UAE with a dream— to open an authentic homegrown Italian pizzeria. Today, he is the proud founder of 800PIZZAâ, the oldest homegrown Italian pizza delivery brand in the UAE. With serval locations throughout the UAE, 800PIZZAâ has become a staple in the local community.

  • 2019’s First CIOMajlis Discusses How CIO and CEO Collaboration Can Drive Post-industrial Transformation

    The Industrial Age Is Long Dead, the Digital Age Is Frustratingly Adolescent. Since the dawn of the 21st century SMEs have been on the rise but despite this, statistics prove the average lifespan of a company and its CEO has halved and fewer than 1 in 5 employees are fully engaged in the workplace.

  • 2ND Millionaire Summit in Dubai on 24th-25th April 2016

    The 2ndMillionaire Summit will be held in Dubai on April 24th and 25that The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina. The event will have the presence of best-selling authors, e-commerce gurus, millionaire entrepreneurs, sales and marketing specialists from around the world, who will share their top tips and insights with the attendees. The event will primarily focus on the SME sector, as per Dubai Economic Department (DED) figures, more than 22,000 small businesses were established in Dubai last year, despite emerging economic headwinds. DED estimates that the number of small and medium-sized enterprises jumped by 18 per cent last year compared to 2014.

  • 5 Tips on How to Choose the Right Consultancy

    The new era of young entrepreneurs has pushed the SME industry one step further. The age of internet has made it easier for startup companies to establish themselves. All those young, bright, and talented minds are bringing their creative ideas to life; building new organizations and opportunities. However, even though the era of SME’s is on a rise, entrepreneurs’ knowledge on how to actually manage their new businesses remains a question mark.

  • 500 Startups and SMEs to gather at AIM Startup 2019

    AIM Startup is gearing up for its third edition to stage yet its largest gathering of startups and SMEs which will be held from April 8-10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

  • 66% of interviewed UAE residents would prefer to be entrepreneurs if given the choice

    Small and medium enterprises are the thriving force for any economy and are considered one of the main drivers for innovation and employment generation, and in the UAE, the vast majority of residents (66%) would like to be entrepreneurs. In fact, a new survey conducted by, the number one career site in the Middle East, and YouGov, a pioneer in online market research, entitled ‘Entrepreneurship in the MENA 2015’ has revealed that 84% of UAE respondents personally know at least one entrepreneur in their country of residence; 96% of whom are believed to have been successful in their endeavor.

  • 7 Most Bizarre Classifieds Advertisements People Have Posted in Dubai

    Looking for a pink tutu for your dog’s ballet recital? Or a ‘hand-crafted golden Aladdin lamp’- hopefully to summon Genie and make all your wishes come true?

  • A dive into the past at Better Sleep with PerDormire mattress range

    Better Sleep, a multi-brand sleep solutions showroom in Dubai, has announced that the old-styled, hand-made PerDormire range of mattresses from leading Italian mattress brand Materassificio Montalese is now part of its exclusive collection.


    The arrival of a new private financing platform in the UAE to support start-ups, private enterprises and SMEs will give a huge boost to “key engines of the country’s economic growth”, a legal expert said today.

  • Abu Dhabi School of Management forges Partnership with UK’s Imperial College Business School

    The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Chamber, an educational institution dedicated to developing the UAE’s future entrepreneurial leaders, has agreed a partnership with Imperial College Business School, part of Imperial College London, one of the world’s leading universities for science, technology, engineering and medicine. The partnership was officially sealed during a signing ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the presence of H.E. Mohamed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Prof. G. ‘Anand’ Anandalingam, Dean of Imperial College Business School; and Prof. Abdullah Abonamah, President of the Abu Dhabi School of Management.

  • Abu Dhabi School of Management highlights role of entrepreneurship & innovation in organizational excellence

    The Abu Dhabi School of Management (ADSM), a business school focusing on developing entrepreneurial leadership, has emphasized the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in achieving organizational excellence within the UAE, for both the government and private sectors. A subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Chamber, ADSM highlights how top-level executives around the world count innovation among the most important growth factors and adds that some of the biggest and most successful enterprises in Abu Dhabi and the UAE are explicitly committed to innovation.

  • Abu Dhabi University Hosts Innovation, Entrepreneurship Training in Partnership with Ministry of Education

    Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, in partnership with the Expert Committee for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Education, hosted a crash course on design thinking for the faculty of several universities.