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Dubai SME launches ambitious plan to empower Hatta entrepreneurial community

He Mohammed bin Rashid Establishment for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (Dubai SME), a part of Dubai Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), has outlined its ambitious plan to support and develop the entrepreneurial community in various fields in Hatta.

Dubai SMEHatta’s new plan for entrepreneurs aligns with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubaito empower young citizens of Hatta to start their own businesses and implement new creative approaches that ensure the sustainable economic development of the region and contribute to raising the standard of living and ensuring the well-being of the people.

In addition to Hatta’s status as a major regional leisure hotspot, facilitating further development of the Hajar Mountain community, considered one of the UAE’s most prominent tourism, heritage and cultural destinations, is a cornerstone of the Dubai Urban Master Plan 2040. The plan covers four key strategic pillars: Wellbeing, Tourism, Sports and Activities and Sustainability, with a specific focus on preserving Hatta’s natural environment, boosting its development and enriching its tourism competitiveness. The plan also seeks to support national projects that meet the current and future ambitions of Hatta residents, creating opportunities to support Emiratis in a way that stimulates tourism and encourages business activity while preserving the region’s unique geographical identity. .

Workshops, courses and training programs

In 2022, Dubai SME Efforts to train and qualify Hatta youth to embrace entrepreneurship by starting or expanding their own businesses have been accelerated. Dubai SME It organized several training courses and specialized programs to provide advice, guidance and information to local entrepreneurs. Last year, 401 citizens participated in 19 workshops, while in two specialized programs (the Certificate of Professional Entrepreneurship and the Certified Professional Diplomas of Agrientrepreneurship) 103 citizens participated in 52 projects.

At the beginning of this year, Dubai SME It also organized several training courses in creative business thinking, business leadership, creativity management and e-commerce to further develop students’ skills. Since the start of the program last year, Dubai SME has issued 34 fee-exempt business licenses in the Hatta region, including eight national licenses.

Project financing

Having already provided specific funds for numerous projects, Dubai SME remains committed to providing financial assistance for the launch or expansion of projects that add value to the Hatta region and its people. Dubai SME actively encourages Emirati entrepreneurs to contact the establishment and apply for financing.

To date, an apiary project in the Hatta Mountains (Al Doror for honey and date trade) is one of the most prominent projects that has received loans for establishment and expansion of a Dubai SME. In addition to its agricultural and environmental impacts, the project includes the construction of an apiary made up of 3,000 hives, with a production capacity of more than 20 tons of honey each year.

Elsewhere, the Tanoor restaurant has received financial support, allowing its owners to develop and expand their operations. Renowned for its famous local dishes, the restaurant serves delicious food in a distinctive atmosphere. Additionally, Hur Hatta for Salon Supplies Trade, which provides beauty supplies, tools, perfumes and non-pharmaceutical preparations to licensed beauty centers in the Hatta region, has also received support from Dubai SME.

His Excellency Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO of Dubai SME, saying:

“In accordance with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai SME has implemented an integrated plan targeting young Emirati talents in Hatta. We are committed to providing financial services. and technical support for them as we continue our mission of supporting Emirati entrepreneurs and other businesses. The support provided by Dubai SME over the past year to Hatta-based entrepreneurs, as well as other citizens, is a critical factor in achieving the objectives of the Dubai Economic Agenda, D33, including the integration of Emiratis into the force employment in all high-performance sectors.

“As we work towards achieving the D33 Agenda’s key objective of further cementing Dubai’s status as one of the top three global cities within the next decade, we will continue to identify and capitalize on investment opportunities by fostering an environment where entrepreneurship and the next generation of business leaders thrive. Through strategic initiatives, mentorship programs, and access to resources, we are dedicated to equipping our entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed. This support extends beyond financial assistance; It encompasses knowledge sharing, networking opportunities and a rich ecosystem where ideas can become successful businesses.”

A business facilitation center supporting Hatta youth projects
To enable young people in the region to start their projects and turn their ideas into reality, a new business facilitation centre, Tasheel, has been established at the Hatta Community Center to support young entrepreneurs and SME owners, who can Use smart services to conduct tax-free business. licenses, including obtaining an Intelaq license through the Invest in Dubai platform. The center also offers multipurpose rooms and a meeting room as a center for entrepreneurs.

In this context, Dubai Department of Economy and Tourismrepresented by Dubai SMEsigned a cooperation agreement with the Community Development Authority with the objective of developing the Tasheel Center for Entrepreneurship site and supporting Hatta youth projects at the Hatta Community Centre, providing the Establishment’s services in the centre’s smart corner, as well as allowing them to use the centre’s building and marketing facilities. Dubai SME also provided special devices for entrepreneurs to register and receive their services. They can also take advantage of the space in the games room on the ground floor to organize some events and hold specialized exhibitions. They can also use the space allocated to the prep kitchen to support entrepreneurs and others.

Through financial and technical support, Dubai SME has contributed to several Hatta success stories, including projects involving construction and contracting companies; blacksmithing, carpentry and aluminum; food; tourist and leisure establishments; productive farms; hotels and vacation homes; restaurants and cafes; gyms; services; home projects and more.

News source: Dubai Press Office

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