Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

DSOA Islamic Economy

In line with the leadership’s vision of making Dubai the ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’, DSO was mandated to support ‘Islamic digital’ and ‘Arabic content’ initiatives. Due to this commitment, DSOA will support start-ups engaged in these domains through the Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC), the largest such facility in the region.

With DTEC, DSOA will offer start-ups and seed ventures logistical support, seed money and relevant incentives. DSOA will additionally engage the support of its partners including international technology companies to host global events, road-shows and networking platforms towards marketing Dubai as the platform of choice for Arabic content creation and online solutions.

About Dubai ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’ Initiative

In October 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched the strategic plan for developing the Islamic economy sector. The strategic plan relies on seven main pillars and 46 initiatives; which include the establishment of Dubai as a global reference and economic engine of Islamic finance, a trusted name and solutions provider for the halal industry, a destination of choice for family friendly tourism, a pioneer of the Islamic digital economy, a capital of Islamic fashion, arts and design, a leading global network of information and education on the Islamic economy, and a world class centre for Islamic economy standards and certification. Read more…

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Shaping the Growth of the Islamic Economy



H.H. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai



” The continued developments and changes in the global economy increase the need to constantly diversify the structure of our national economy. Our firm principle in the UAE is not to rely on one single economic resource or sector. The Islamic economy is not new to us, In fact we have accumulated considerable expertise in this field and our aim is the global arena. ”

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority



” We are committed to supporting ‘Dubai the Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative through promoting economic activities and introducing products & services that are Shariah-compliant. Our support will be directed towards entrepreneurs that focus on the digital technology and Arabic Content creation. This will attract innovation-led investments that will drive the growth of the Islamic Economy entrepreneurship in the UAE. ”


Dr Mohammed Alzarooni

Vice Chairman & CEO



” We continuously seek to introduce innovations that enable entrepreneurs to take their ideas to the next level. We will utilize the DTEC as an effective hub in nurturing start-ups that are focused on developing Islamic products and solutions. We are confident the centre will become a knowledge resource for education and research that form the fundamental pillars of an Islamic economy. ”

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