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Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the Arab world, making the region one of the biggest competitors across the globe in sectors including technology, hospitality and retail. To honor the creative thinkers that are developing innovative ideas, hunting down funding and bringing them onto the market, we will for the third year be unveiling the most successful at an exclusive event.


Our glittering gala will host the most inventive and shrewd minds from across the region and celebrate their growing start-ups, which are making waves and inspiring new entrepreneurs throughout the Middle East.



19.00 – 20.00

Welcoming networking dinner

20.00 – 20.05

Welcome speech – Khuloud Al Omian, Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Middle East and CEO, Arab Publisher House

20.05 – 21.00

 “Make the Deal” – Ahmed Abdulwahab, CEO & Founder, Next Arabia FZE

21.00 – 21.30

Investor & Startups Awards

21.30 – 21.45

“Make the Deal” announcement and group photo

21.45 onwards




Dubai, United Arab Emirates



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