Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1965. It’s a non-profit public organization whose mission is to represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai. It does so by creating a favourable environment; promoting Dubai as an international business hub and by supporting the development of business.

Represent, support and protect the interests of the business community in Dubai.

Dubai Chamber is conducting a study to understand the evolution of costs across key sectors and propose measures to maintain Dubai’s competitiveness as a leading business hub. With the support of KPMG, it has developed a Cost of Doing Business Index (CoDBI) to monitor the trend in key cost components from 2012-2020. The CoDBI was initially prepared to cover the 2012-16 period with subsequent annual updates, covering 7 key sectors

Market Access is a platform for leading Dubai corporate to source innovative solutions through startups.

Important: The form must be filled by a company representative    

Note: submission does not guarantee your participation.


Want to launch your own startup or work for a great company?

Explore all opportunities in the Private Sector of Dubai with Emirati Development Program 

Emirati Development Program is here to inspire the new generation of UAE Nationals to become successful as startup founders or employees of the leading private corporations in Dubai. The participants can take advantage of two diverse modules: startup track and corporate track. In the first module you will gain all essential knowledge on how to start and grow your tech business as a founder. While during the second module you will expand your network with contacts from leading private companies and potentially get an opportunity to do an internship and learn about their business from inside. Only 30 UAE Nationals will be selected for the program in 2021.

Then eligibility criteria:

  • You are an Emirati entrepreneur who has a business idea with a digital/tech component or has a running digital/tech business under 3 years old
  • You are an Emirati employee working in the Government who wants to learn more about the private sector and develop your entrepreneurial mindset to innovate and expand out of your current role

Program Contents

Module 1 – all 30 finalists

  • Comprehensive sessions, covering key areas such as; Business planning, startup Finance 101, Creating an effective sales and marketing campaign.
  • Pitching Day Competition (pitch your business idea or existing tech company in order to win an attractive prize)

Module 2 – selected finalists

  • Internship opportunities for the most remarkable participants attendees.

Monetary Prizes:

-1st Place 75,000 AED
-2nd Place 50,000 AED
-3rd Place 25,000 AED

Startup Support Package:

Investor Matchmaking Session

Comprehensive Pitch Bootcamp

Opportunity to pitch live at Expo 2020 Dubai

PLEASE NOTE: The transfer of the monetary prize is possible only to a UAE corporate bank account  

Criteria for applying: -   

To be eligible to participate in the Competition, startup company must meet the following criteria:

-The startup company's product or service must have launched no earlier than 2016;

-The startup company is either based or operates in the UAE;

-The startup needs to have a minimum viable product (MVP);

-Applicant is twenty one (21) years of age or older;

-All applications must be submitted in English language only.

Deadline for submission 30th September 2021

Dubai Chamber