Top 60 Startups in Dubai

Top Startups Middle East

The Middle East is turning out to be a haven for entrepreneurs, and the region has seen many top startups and new-age companies evolve. SutraHR commenced operations in the region last year, enabling many top startups in the Middle East to hire great talent. Over the last few months, we have researched and come across some brilliant and innovative new companies in the Middle East. Knowledge should be free, and that's why we've decided to share this list of best companies in the region (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, etc). The following list contains the top startups in the Dubai (in alphabetical order). Feel free to use the comment section below and share your thoughts on these startups. In case, you know any top startup from the region, do share it in the comments section.

Abi Sayara - Online market for buyers and sellers of new and used vehicles in the Middle East.
Acadox - Cloud-based platform for managing academic-social life for students, teachers, and educational institutes.
Addy - Leading eCommerce solution to locate places quickly, using a smartphone or nearby landmarks.
Amourah - Online lingerie store for women in the Middle East.
Ananasa - Online marketplace to buy & sell handmade items made in the Middle East.
Aqaari - Real estate portal for corporates and students in Saudi Arabia.
Arabian Code - Augmented reality app for the Middle East.
ArabRooms - Online reservation portal offering accommodation services in Saudi Arabia as well as other countries.
Bebuzzd - Multi-store loyalty program for companies in Middle East.
Careem - Online booking service for licensed chauffeur-driven cars across the Middle East.
cashU - Top online payment gateway in MENA.
Cobone - Deal-of-the-day website for the Middle East.
DAO Games - Middle East-based MMO games publisher.
Desado - Online platform to find new and exciting design-led items for the Middle East.
Dubizzle - Online classified advertisements website to buy, sell and find things within local communities.
Duplays - Online platform facilitating and organizing local sports leagues.
Eureeca - Online crowdinvesting platform that connects investors with growing businesses and SMEs online.
Eve Arabia - Comprehensive social servicing website for women.
fishfishme - Online platform for fishing enthusiasts to find and book fishing charters around the world.
GenieTag - Cloud-based platform that unites loyalty programs, referral marketing, and social networks.
Glowork - Website dedicated to female recruitment in the Middle East.
Go2Emirates - Largest online guide in the UAE.
Gradberry - Online platform that connects students and new grads with career opportunities.
HungerStation - Multi-city online food delivery network in the Middle East.
Ihjoz - Digital platform to buy and sell tickets on the web and mobile in the Middle East.
ikoo - Largest online advertising network in MENA.
Infinitec - Top tech startup that develops innovative products.
Innspec - Online network for hotel suppliers & designers.
Istikana - Website for premium, on-demand Arabic video content.
JadoPado - Instant gratification eCommerce platform for the Middle East.
Jeeran - Local reviews platform for the Middle East.
Knot Standard - eCommerce website for men's suits.
Laimoon - Online discovery platform that matches professionals to better career opportunities.
MarkaVIP - Invitation-only online shopping community.
Masmoo3 - First specialized digital audio books production and publishing house in the Middle East.
MeaCars - Largest free listing of used cars in MENA.
Mena 360 - Turn-key service provider for e-commerce companies.
Monaqasat - Leading Cloud eTendering solution in the Middle East.
Motakalem - Online easy to use video spokesperson service.
Mubawab - Top classifieds website in MENA.
MumzWorld - Largest shopping website in Middle East selling childcare and mothercare products.
Nabbesh - Middle East's only virtual skills marketplace.
Namshi - Online shopping website that caters to all the GCC countries.
noviplus - eCommerce website for health products.
Publiseek - Top media startup that connects PR reps to journalists & bloggers.
Qaym - Arabic-language local search and review site on restaurants and cafes around the world.
Qordoba Translation - Web-based content creation and translation company based in Dubai.
RoundMenu - Website offering an easy access restaurant promotions with exclusive discount.
Safe Road - Specialized GPS solutions and tracking system for vehicles in the Middle East.
Search in MENA - Online business search engine for businesses in the Middle East.
ShopGo - Hosted and localized eCommerce platform for MENA merchants.
Sukar - Online private shopping club in the Middle East.
swipezoom - Fully automated end-to-end eCommerce solution.
Tawlat - Free online booking and reservation service for restaurants.
The Luxury Closet - eCommerce website for new and pre-owned luxury bags.
Wamda - Online platform designed to empower entrepreneurs in the MENA region.
Wamli - Social centric platform based on loyalty and rewards programme.
Wannaask.me - Tool to ask anonymous questions on Facebook.
Wysada - Leading, luxury interiors, members-only, online private sales club for the Middle East.
YaDig - Middle East's largest reviewing community and business listings website.

 

Disclaimer: We have worked with a few top startups from the Middle East mentioned in the list.

Note 1: If you are a startup or a new-age company looking to hire talent, please drop in a mail to waqar {at) sutrahr.com or call us on +91 22 4266 9487.

Note 2: For more information on the methodology used to compile the list, please drop in a mail to waqar (at} sutrahr.com.

  • Dana Horska

    I think you forgot some successful startups in the Middle East like Doctorized, Glambox, Souqalmal and Wally.

    • Thanks for the comment Dana. We will be considering them for the next edition. Please keep watching this space. 🙂

      • Sarah

        Many of those companies are not start ups but generally established companies – What did you base yourself on to decide that they are the top 60 start ups – is it based on some sort of criteria like growth in the last 12 months ? Or is it just a list of companies you know of? There are so many of those lists that come out but I am still struggling to find one that really did their homework and explain to the audience how they came up with the list? I think there is a risk of credibility when publishing lists that do not have strong data to back them up. In any case, looking forward to hearing from you in regards to the criteria.

  • Ahmed Rabiea

    I think you forgot some successful start-ups in the Middle East like Bezaat, argaam.

  • Mohammad Lafi

    No Startappz.com?, Snseo?, Qaym?, NetAdvantage?, EcommerceSea? or any of the many other successful startups operating?

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