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Abu Dhabi is recognised as the leading SME Ecosystem in the Middle East and North Africa.

SME Ecosystem

SMEs account for the majority of businesses worldwide. See how Abu Dhabi offers an innovative and supportive ecosystem to help SMEs flourish.
FOSTERING BUSINESSES OF EVERY SIZE
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Overview

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) play a major role in global economies: they are important contributors to job creation and economic development.

In Abu Dhabi, SMEs make up about 98% of the Emirate’s businesses, employ 46% of the workforce, and contribute 42.8% to the non-oil GDP.


ABU DHABI: THE REGION’S SME CAPITAL

Innovation and entrepreneurship serve as the dynamic engines propelling Abu Dhabi into the future

The Emirate has firmly established itself as a leading hub that propels the development of cutting-edge technologies and cultivates the businesses of tomorrow.

Today, given its increased competitiveness and renewed focus on providing a supportive environment for business leaders of small and medium enterprises across the spectrum, Abu Dhabi offers a fertile ground for local, regional and international SMEs to grow into major, large-scale enterprises, and become scaleups.

At ADDED, we provide businesses with the essential elements of success, including access to talent, investment opportunities, and commercial potential. Together, we are empowering SME to thrive and make their mark in the ever-evolving world of business.

THE ENTERPRISING SPIRIT OF ABU DHABI

The importance of SMEs in the UAE cannot be understated. Take a glance at the powerful presence of SMEs in Abu Dhabi.

98%

of businesses in Abu Dhabi are SMEs

46%

of the workforce are employed by SMEs

42.8%

SMEs contribution to non-oil GDP
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