• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Agile SMEs Can Outsmart MNCs in Public Relations Industry

    BR Communications, a PR Consultancy operating in the Middle East region has gained valuable insight into the evolving PR industry during its years of operation. One of these insights, the Dubai-based company has been surprised to note, is the momentum that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are gaining in the PR industry in comparison to Multinational Corporations (MNCs).

  • al khaliji offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to finance and grow their SMEs

    Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, is offering aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to finance and grow their Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) projects through Al Dhameen program, in association with Qatar Development Bank (QDB).

  • al khaliji seminar addresses challenges faced by SMEs for Al Dhameen Clients

    Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, recently organized a seminar at its Um Lekhba Branch, to address the challenges currently facing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Qatar. The event took place in association with Qatar Development bank (QDB).

  • Al Masah releases in depth analysis on regional SMEs and Venture Capitalism

    In yet another expert-led analysis of the regional as well as global market trends, Al Masah Capital Management Limited reviewed a rise in Venture Capitalism, the dynamic nature of Small and Medium Enterprises and their significant roleplay in fostering innovation and promoting global economies.

  • Applications open for startAD Incubator January 2017

    Starting January 2017, startAD Incubator will accept applications from early stage startups from across the UAE and globally to join its rigorous training program, where up to 15 startups will take part in the first cycle of the program designed to fast track growth and launch new ventures in the UAE and broader MENA region.

  • Arab World’s first online PR & Communications Academy launches Arabic courses for two of its globally recognized programs

    Orient Planet Academy, the first online public relations (PR) and communications Academy in the Arab World, has announced that two of its internationally recognized certificate programs are now available in Arabic to cater to the region’s Arabic-speaking PR and marketing professionals and young students seeking to enhance their competitive edge in the industry. The Arabic courses for Online Marketing and PR and Diploma in Event Management will start on March 10, and April 14 of this year.