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FACTS & FIGURES: Women real estate investors in the MENA region

Article-FACTS & FIGURES: Women real estate investors in the MENA region

Women investors in real estate
In this week’s listicle, Cityscape Intelligence takes a closer look at some of the headlining facts and stats from the last two-years that looks at the growth of women as real estate investors in the MENA region. In this listicle, we cover the investment spectrum, from the latest statistics from the DLD, to the rise of female-founded startups and angel investors in the MENA region.

  • According to the Dubai Land Department, a total of 26, 698 female investors registered 33,419 real estate investments worth more than AED 58.8 billion in 2022.
  • This represents a 50.7% growth in the volume from 2021 and 53% in value, according to data from DLD in 2023.
  • Women account for 34% of registered real estate brokers in Dubai, with 4, 519 women brokers involved in 8, 606 transactions totalling AED 696 million.
  • According to research by Wamda, a MENA-based research platform that aims to accelerate entrepreneurship, female-founded MENA start-ups (across 52 deals) raised a total of USD 34.6 million in 2021 (of the 2.8 billion raised in 2021) or just 1.2% of the MENA region’s venture capital funding.
  • The 1.2% increased to 8.5% when compared to startups that include women on its founding team
  • For a global comparison, in 2021 female-founded US startups raised close to USD 6.4 billion of venture funding, 83% higher than 2020 but amounted to just 2% of total funding invested in the US for that year. In Europe, female-founded startups raised 5% of total funding in 2021.
  • Last year, UAE-based 2022 Female Angels was created with the goal to have 2,022 female angel investors. A similar also kicked off in Egypt, known as Tiye Angels to equip potential angel investors with skills in the North African country.



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