- 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.