10 most promising startups from Dubai

Low taxes and strategic position as a crossroads city in the Middle East make Dubai a perfect place for starting new products and services. Dubai currently has a status of a global city. It is a lot more than luxury shopping, contemporaneous architecture and agile nightlife. It plays host to a flourish tech startup ecosystem. Here are the most promising startups coming from this most populous city in the United Arab Emirates:

  1. EKar – an easy-to-use car sharing platform which enables you to easily book cars across the city where you live and work via your laptop or smartphone.
  1. Fetchr – a technology solution which makes shipping as delightful as shopping. Fetchr helps local merchants and global brands build, launch and grow profitable e-commerce and online businesses. Fetchr solves the problem of no physical addresses in emerging markets, and eliminates the need for annoying phone calls asking for directions.
  1. HolidayMe – online travel booking platform, which introduced on-the-fly customization of holiday packages. The novel concept has managed to bag Series A funding from Saudi-based investors. The start-up intends at giving the control in the hands of the customers by allowing them to pick holiday packages and customize them based on their personal choices from a broad database of over 1,00,000 hotels, 8,000 sightseeing activities and airport pick-up and drop facility across 300 cities globally.
  1. JadoPado is a marketplace where people around the world come together to buy and sell stuff. It enables you you sell new, used and refurbished products directly to buyers. Sellers handle their own stores, including products, offers, orders and fulfilment.
  1. Nabbesh.com – it is the Middle East’s largest marketplace to find, hire and get work conducted by freelancers. Companies can find freelancers within 24 -48 h and assignments can vary from a few hours to monthly recurring work.
  1. Bridg – a mobile payment platform which provides unbanked and offline transactions via bluetooth. It lets small to medium size businesses to accept smartphone payments over the counter or as a replacement to cash on delivery.
  1. HeyDoc! – a tele-health communication platform which connects patients with the right medical consultants through in app medical advisory.
  1. Careem – an app-based chauffeur driven car service currently operating in UAE, Bahrain, Beirut, Cairo, Dammam, Dhahran, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi & Morocco.
  1. Eureeca – an FCA-regulated equity crowdfunding platform which is changing the way people invest and businesses raise capital.
  1. Icflix – the MENA’s first unlimited streaming platform which delivers Jazwood (Arabic content), Bollywood and Hollywood movies, TV series, cartoons and documentaries, all of which can be watched on any internet connected device. The startup aims is to provide the best online entertainment value, selection and experience to a worldwide subscriber base.

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