#ICYMI 9/26: UAE Tech & Digital News at a Glance
The UAE is going through an immense shift and growth where IT, tech and digital news is concerned, it’s hard to keep up. It feels like every day there is an update or announcement.
Luckily, for you, our Head of Marketing & Communications has an unhealthy addiction for reading the tech & digital news from across the UAE, so you don’t have to.
Once a week he shares his findings in a quick digital digest to the team at SGP, and now here for you too – brief enough to help stay informed at a glance, but in-depth enough to provide value.
The UAE Tech Sector 🇦🇪
According to the latest statistics, digital economy contributes about 4.3% of the GDP in the UAE, which is equivalent to AED 100 billion.
- 1,400 start-ups in the country.
- 90 investment funds in the digital sector.
- 12 business incubators.
- AWD 90 billion total estimated value of start-ups in the country.
Who’s ready for the future? The UAE, and it leads the Arab world.
Dubai has signed a new action plan to develop the emirate’s digital economy strategy
Changes in the Freelance License to attract highly skilled programmers from all over the world have been announced.
Startup incubator, Hub 71, launch initiative to help source high quality global tech startups to the region.
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We Read the Tech & Digital News So You Don’t Have To
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