Dubai has witnessed a significant increase in the number of startups these past few years. With the Middle East startup ecosystem growing at such a rapid pace, SutraHR, in association with Betaout, decided to list the top 30 startups in Dubai. Dubai has made immense progress in every field. And these startups have surely contributed with their unique ideas and concepts.

Top 30 Startups in Dubai
Top 30 Startups in Dubai

Here’s a list of the 30 top startups in Dubai presented by SutraHR in association with Betaout:

1) Namshi

Founders – Faraz Khalid, Hisham Zarka, Hosam Arab.
namshi top startup in dubai
Namshi is an online retail store based in Dubai. They cater to a crowd of 20-somethings with a fresh taste in fashion. Their clothes are designed for an aesthetically pleasing look with the latest trends in apparel.

2) Careem

Founder – Mudassir Sheikha.
Careem is an app-based chauffeur driven cab booking service available in Dubai and other Emirates. Careem offers multiple payment methods including cash. They’re available 24*7 and customers can choose to book a cab immediately or prebook a cab for later.

3) InternsME

Founders – Jean-Michel Gauthier, Elizabeth Zeibari.
internsme dubai startup
InternsME is an online video resume career portal for internships and entry-level jobs. They mainly focus on undergraduates and fresh graduates. This startup helps you filter and find relevant internships/entry-level jobs without having to compete with experienced job-hunters.

4) Bayzat

Founder – Talal Bayaa.
bayzat dubai startup
Bayzat is an online medical insurance startup based in Dubai. Users can compare different health insurance policies and buy them based on their preferences to use in the future.

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5) BitOasis

Founders – Ola Doudin, Daniel Robenek.
bitoasis startup in dubai
BitOasis is a leading bitcoin wallet and exchange in the Middle East. They also have an iOS app available. Users can send coins via Facebook Messenger too.

6) CamelShip

Founders – Fares Nimri, Sari Issa.
camelship top startup in dubai
CamelShip is a website for comparing prices and booking parcel/courier deliveries at discounted rates. They’re partners with Aramex, Skynet, and Parzel. Customers can ship to any country across the globe.

7) Fittpass

Founder – Faisel Bashir, Heba El Daleel.
fittpass top dubai startup
Fittpass is a unique startup to stay fit wherever you are, with any type of workout of your choice, at your convenience. You can look for facilities around you, select the type of pass you want (daily or membership), and voila!

8) Nutrition Souq

Founder – Damian Brennan.
nutrition souq startup in dubai
Nutrition Souq is an online health and fitness store. They have weight loss products, protein bars, sport supplements and much more available for purchase. Nutrition Souq is heaven for fitness freaks in Dubai.

9) Melltoo

Founder – Morad Irsane, Sharene Lee.
melltoo top startup in dubai
Melltoo is an online service that helps people buy and sell preowned products. You can list your ad online for free. Melltoo has an Android and iOS app available for download. You can purchase anything from cars to electronics to fashion.

10) Laundrybox

Founder – Bader Al Kalooti.
laundrybox dubai startup
Laundrybox is a local 24/7 hassle free laundry service. You can apply online, at their locker kiosk, or use their mobile app. Once you drop off your laundry, Laundrybox picks it up the next day and delivers your clean laundry on the same day.

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11) Tarifah

Founder – Ismail Issa.
tarifah startup in dubai
Tarifah is an app-based customer engagement platform. This Dubai-based startup provides personalized tools to engage and acquire customers; it also provides personalized offers to customers based on their location.

12) Kanari

Founder – Edmond Husseini, Subhi Farah.
kanari top startup in dubai
Kanari is a cloud-based service that helps brands manage their customer feedback across all digital platforms. This Dubai-based startup uses mobile surveys and analytics to help their clients measure customer satisfaction.

13) Durise

Founder – Waleed Esbaitah.
durise top startup in dubai
Durise is Middle East’s first crowdfunded real estate company. Investors can invest on their own terms in selective developments and earn a passive income.

14) ClassDive

Founder – Avin Shahani.
classdive startup in dubai
ClassDive is a great way to stay fit without getting bored. Members can keep switching up their gyms and workout activities as they please. You can visit a studio thrice every month.


Founder – Rashid Alabbar.
sivvi top dubai startup
Sivvi is Dubai’s ultimate online fashion destination. They also have an app available to download on iOS and Android in the app store. Sivvi covers all categories from clothing to footwear, jewellery to sportswear, from bags to accessories for men as well as women.

16) Deliveroo

Founder – William Shu, Greg Orlowski.
deliveroo top dubai startup
Deliveroo is an app for ordering takeaway food from high-end restaurants around you. They quickly deliver the food to your home, office, or whichever address you provide.

17) Kitabox

Founder – Charlotte Perret.
kitabox top startup in dubai
Kitabox is an ingenious new startup aimed at making children avid readers from a very young age. They offer quarterly/half-yearly/annual subscriptions for receiving interesting books and fun surprises every month.

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18) Lunch ON

Founder – Mohammad Al Zaben, Dana Baki.
lunch on dubai startup
This Dubai-based startup is for the office-goers. Lunch ON handles your lunchtime woes so you can be free from those daily hassles. They send you a daily changing menu from nearby restaurants, all you need to do is book your order.

19) Souq

Founder – Ronaldo Mouchawar.
souq top startup in dubai
Souq is your one-stop solution to all your shopping needs in Dubai. From beauty to eyewear, apparel to innerwear, electronics to home appliances – you name it, they have it!


Founder – Ahmad Khamis.
bloovo top dubai startup
Bloovo is an online job portal. Users can look up job openings based on their specific positions and locations. Companies can also look up job hunters on the website. This startup also provides a free trial.

21) Eventtus

Founder – Mai Medhat, Nihal Fares.
eventtus startup in dubai
Eventtus is a networking app to find the best social events happening around you. You can stay up to date with all the events by receiving live announcements. Have a happening life!

22) Mumzworld

Founders – Mona Ataya, Bader Ataya, Michael Ghandour.
mumzworld dubai startup
Mumzworld is an online store for parents to meet all their childcare needs. From a nappy for your newborn to toys for your child, this UAE-based startup has it all. Mumzworld is the answer to all your motherhood needs.

23) Compareit4me

Founders – Jon Richards, Samer Chehab.
compareit4me dubai startup
Compareit4me is an online website to search and compare personal loans, travel insurance, credit cards, car loans and much more.

24) Brndstr

Founder – Simon Hudson, Hicham Elzabadani.
brndstr top dubai startup
Brndstr is a tech and content marketing platform. They offer innovative tech solutions to brands and their engineers also develop the technology for your brand.

25) JadoPado

Founder – Omar Kassim.
jadopado startup in dubai
JadoPado is an e-commerce initiative to help people buy and sell their new or preused products. You can purchase anything from beauty to electronics to fashion.

26) pixelbug

Founder – Dany El Eid.
pixelbug startup in dubai
Pixelbug is a technology startup providing an augmented reality/virtual reality edutainment app. They cater to millennials and post-millennials.

27) Vidium

Founder – Khalid Al-Jaaidi, Heloise Andrade.
vidium dubai startup
Vidium is a team of imaginative animators, writers, and videographers from different sectors of the multimedia industry. They create broadcast commercials, educational, marketing, and tutorial videos to name a few.


Founder – Ravi Bhusari, Derv Rao, Brian Sigafoos.
duplays startup in dubai
Duplays is a Dubai-based sport and social club. They’re one of the largest social and sports clubs in the world. They aim to connect people over sports and help them socialize in a fun way.

29) Fetchr

Founder – Idriss Al Rifai.
fetchr top startup in dubai
This UAE-based startup is your personal pickup and drop service, but for your goods. Forgot your files at home? Left your keys at work? Fetchr will fetch it for you! They’ll also collect and deliver cash in case you want to buy or sell stuff.

30) Presella

Founder – Louay Al Kadri, Ali Koubaissy, Walid Singer, Karim Muhtar.
presella top startup in dubai
Presella is an e-ticketing platform for event organizers/managers. Users can plan events and choose to set up minimum ticket sale goals to be promoted on the website. People can look up events happening nearby and purchase tickets online.
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We have listed out the startups based on:
Traction: How well these top Dubai startups are receiving a market validation for its business model. Basically, how well the consumers are taking to the product/service.
Potential Market: How big is the market share for the respective product/service. Will the product be welcomed with wide arms in the market or will it be just another not-so-great product.
Pedigree of the Team: The background and professional credentials of the startup’s team members. Many of these listed startups are alumni of prestigious institutes and past employees of multinational companies as well as professionals with a rich experience in the field.
Scalability: Even if the initial idea of the product/service is extraordinary, is there a chance for the business to grow? These startups have shown great potential and many have also received funding, while others are not so far behind in line.
Execution: Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the men from the boys. A really great team finds its happiness in execution because it is more likely to succeed than one which focuses just on ideas.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Betaout
The Betaout platform is an all-in-one E-commerce and B2C marketing software that lets e-commerce companies engage with their customers in a highly personalised way by email, on-site engagement, SMS, mobile and browser push, cart recovery and facebook retargeting too.
Betaout’s software builds user intelligence by analysing the users, their transactional data, behavioural data, social data, and also intent data, hence building a unified user profile. This becomes a powerful tool for big data driven decision making for marketing campaigns.
Marketers can plan and execute various campaigns on this single window platform, with a high degree of segmentation, hence making the communication targeted, personalised, and highly relevant to the consumer. This increases conversions and customer retention too. The intuitive interface and beautiful templates add to the seamless experience.
Betaout has raised a seed fund from founders/CEOs of Paytm, Snapdeal, Slideshare, Redbus among others and currently operates out of a spunky office in DelhiNCR. With a clientele of more than 150 companies in India and growing, Betaout has rapidly proved its mettle in India. It is now actively expanding operations to Indonesia and Dubai, with some big names like Tokopedia, PayTM, Lenskart, Ralali, and Damac being counted amongst clients.
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