Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City Free Zone is launching a new business package exclusively for all women entrepreneurs, to commemorate Emirati Women’s Day, which is themed, ‘Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for Next 50 Years’.
The Free Zone identifies the key role of women in progressing the country’s economic and development goals, which are critical to building a more sustainable and prosperous future. With this new business package, Masdar aims to further support the growth of women-led companies in the UAE.
Masdar has always valued the importance of women in progressing towards a more sustainable future. The Free Zone reflects this view which is also in line with the UAE governments’ goal of driving greater gender equality and furthering successful sustainable development, Mr. Abdulla Balalaa, Executive Director, Masdar City, said.
In the UAE, women constitute approximately 70 percent of university graduates. From next year, this will also include women graduating from Masdar City-based, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the world’s first university dedicated to the study of artificial intelligence (AI), and a highly significant area in progressing the global green transition.
“Masdar City, therefore, provides a unique ecosystem for women, who not only have the opportunity to study, but also the option to establish a business here and become part of an international network of innovators. With these kinds of opportunities, Masdar City Free Zone is an excellent location for women to set up their businesses.”
Ms. Masara Alameiri, Acting Director, Masdar City Free Zone, said, “In Masdar City, which is the regional hub for the R&D of sustainability-focused technologies and solutions, women are key drivers of the ground-breaking progress being made here in the areas of AI, clean energy, health tech, food security, mobility, water, and sustainable urban development.”
The Free Zone is run by a highly knowledgeable team of experts who are ready to assist women with all of their requirements, both in person, via email or phone, or through the City’s Free Zone portal.
In addition to the women-specific business package option, Masdar City Free Zone also offers competitive new business packages that offer flexibility for companies to adapt to their business’s specific requirements and are available now to both new and existing businesses.