Global Village will offer a platform to Emirati entrepreneurs to showcase their creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial talent.
As part of its 20th season, which kicks off on November 3, the park will offer 30 kiosks with a 50 per cent discount to Emirati entrepreneurs.
Global Village's positioning over the years as a successful Dubai-grown brand has made it a hugely popular platform to give local small and medium-sized enterprises a chance to sell their products.
As it gears up for its 20th anniversary season, the park has partnered with Dubai SME to bring these opportunities to young entrepreneurial Emiratis. The signing of the agreement was attended by Ahmad Bin Eisa Hussain, CEO of Global Village, and Saeed Al Merri, Deputy CEO of Mohammad Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development.
Home-grown businesses, run and operated by Emiratis, are being actively encouraged and supported by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, said: "Our partnership with Global Village gives young Emiratis the chance to exhibit their amazing entrepreneurial skills and have the youth of the Emirates get involved in the development of their own businesses from an early age. We are glad to join forces with Global Village once again this year to give Emiratis a chance to benefit from this association and to exhibit their products in a dynamic international environment.”
The large number of residents from Dubai and the tourists that visit Global Village give the participating SMEs the opportunity to engage with the public and see their reaction to their products, giving them more confidence in their own abilities as business owners to grow.
"At Global Village we are committed to working in partnership with Dubai SME to help provide opportunities for young entrepreneurs to start and develop their businesses while they gain insight into what it takes to grow and manage a successful business”, Bin Eisa said. "As part of our CSR initiatives we have developed a plan for this season with our strategic partners at Dubai SME that will provide more than 30 kiosks with a discounted rate of 50 per cent, to help these budding business owners have a platform where they can support and promote their business ventures.”
Source: Gulf News