CEO of Dubai SME
CEO Message

Welcome to Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy

I would like thank His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, for his patronage to the launch of the Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy, and the unlimited support and guidance he continuously provides to creating a new generation of successful businessmen and women capable of leading us towards a bright future. His Highness has always said that "Entrepreneurship development is the first and foremost strategy to promote business in Dubai." His Highness’s vision continues to inspire Dubai SME.

The Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy (DEA) was launched by Dubai SME in its capacity as the Department of Economic Development’s agency mandated to develop the SME sector. An innovative initiative, the DEA was established in 2014 as the educational arm of its parent organization and shares its mission to enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to contribute toward steady and sustainable economic development in Dubai.

Both Dubai SME and the DEA are committed to promoting a stronger support system for SME owners and future entrepreneurs. The Academy is further committed to offering targeted knowledge and skill sets based on the needs of our community. I am therefore confident that the DEA will have a great influence on overall economic development in Dubai and on the city's position as a vibrant business hub.

Abdul Baset AI Janahi CEO of Dubai SME

To nurture a creative generation of entrepreneurs, and pave the way for success across the globe.


The Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy was established to guide ambitious entrepreneurs as they embark on their ventures. The knowledge and tools we offer are designed to maximize the chances new businesses have of succeeding.



The Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)

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The programs of the Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy are dedicated to empowering SMEs and promoting their development through intelligent practices. With the Academy’s support and leadership in the field of innovative training, entrepreneurs can shape the future of business across the world.

Support Entrepreneurs in shaping the future of business across the world.

Promote intelligent small and medium business development

Lead the way of innovative training for entrepreneurs

Empower and train small and medium enterprises

Arming aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge they need to lead the future of business.

Meet the Team

Ibtihal Ahmed Alnaji


Director / Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy

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Rania Sheir

Training Specialist

Training Specialist / Dubai Entrepreneurship academy

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Amna Thani Juma Ahmad Al Mujairdi

Principal Executive

Principal Executive / Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy

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Mohammed Al Raeesi

Principal Executive

Principal Executive / Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy

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Rosalie Ijan Lindo

Senior Executive

Senior Executive / Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy

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Ismail Nabil Ismail ElAkshar


Executive / Dubai Entrepreneurship Academy

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