About Us

The Innovation Attraction program (IAP), launched by Dubai SME, is a program designed to foster innovation and will provide the required impetus to global companies wanting to operate in Dubai.

Thinking big and embracing change has been Dubai’s formula for success, epitomised by flourishing financial, tourism and real estate sectors.

All of this would not be possible without the visionary eye ofHis Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and Ruler of Dubai, who has helped propel the emirate forward with innovative and progressive initiatives aimed at turning Dubai into the smartest, happiest, most sustainable and most technologically advanced city in the world.

88.2 M



Largest destination for US passenger car exports

Transport & Mobility

electricity substations over next 3 years

Energy Efficiency

planned construction of Mediclinic hospitals

Medical & Health

GCC segment in 2057 12.9 M Students


in GDP by 2021


Are you eligible?

The Innovation Attraction program is a program designed to support Small and Medium Enterprises from a variety of sectors. Since the program aims to foster innovation, regionally the eligible companies are international companies wanting to operate in the UAE and locally based companies that wish to unlock new markets internationally.

However all companies applying, should have some sort of an innovative character e.g. disrupting current business models and or enhancing / ameliorating existing services.

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Innovation Attraction program

We bring innovative
SMEs to Dubai

An ideal platform for innovative startups to explore business opportunities in Dubai and the region.IAP acts as a connector-facilitator between internal & external partners and seeks to reach out to over 25,000 innovative and emerging companies from around the world.

Soft Landing

Market Access


Companies that are:
  • Innovative & Disruptive
  • Adds Value
  • Ready to Internationalize
  • From the focus sectors
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Buyers with demand for:
  • Existing Business Solutions
  • Investment appetite
  • Innovative Technologies

Contact Us

Business Village, Block B, 2nd Floor, Near Clock Tower

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