Facebook Opens Regional HQ in Dubai Internet City

On Tuesday, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai opened Meta’s new regional headquarters in Dubai Internet City. 

In a series of tweets, the chairman of the Executive Council said, “Dubai continues to strengthen its partnerships with major international tech companies to shape the future.”  

As such, the new headquarters for Meta will serve the Middle East and North Africa region (Mena), allowing more than 100 employees to cater to the growing needs of hundreds of millions of people in the area who use the company’s platforms every month. 

In addition, the company will be operating from Dubai and managing its regional activities in Mena, in addition to supporting more than three billion users globally.   

“Dubai’s infrastructure and business environment has promoted the emirate as a hub for major technology companies around the world. Today, Dubai Internet City hosts 95,000 employees working and living in Dubai,” said Shaikh Hamdan.  

“Dubai’s reputation for business friendliness and a globally competitive business landscape prompted the growth of the UAE heavily,” said Ammar Al Malik, managing director of Dubai Internet City.  

“For more than two decades, Dubai Internet City has helped the emirate achieve economic diversification while catalyzing digital transformation across the Mena region.”  

“Tech giants such as Meta and Visa play an essential role in enriching innovation with their wealth of resources and insight by boosting the export of digital solutions designed for the needs of regional consumers,” the company stressed. 

It is worth mentioning that Meta’s headquarters will enable more than 100 employees to meet the growing needs of hundreds of millions of people in the region who use its platforms every month. 

Through its partnerships with various public and private sector organizations across the Mena region, Meta significantly impacts multiple industries. 

The company has awarded grants to more than 100 Dubai-based small and medium-sized businesses as part of its efforts to support businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Meta has also launched a training and business resource centers and a MetaBoost program to help companies grow. 

Meta chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg stated that there is a culture of innovation in the UAE that fits with the spirit of our company. 

We share an excitement about the economic and social opportunities that a connected world can create. It is no coincidence that we selected March 8 for our official opening. We chose to do it on International Women’s Day as a sign of our continued commitment to empowering women here in Dubai and around the world, the Chief concluded.