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Chairman’s Message

Dear Valued Investors & Clients,

As the Chairman of Dubai Cultiv8, I am pleased to announce the establishment of our new holding company that provides a wider range of services to our esteemed investors and clients. Our focus has always been on creating value and growth for our clients, and the creation of the holding company is a significant milestone in our journey towards achieving this goal.

We are proud to have been granted the full advisory services license and the consultancy license, which enables us to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients. These licenses represent our commitment to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client.

At Dubai Cultiv8, we are dedicated to supporting the growth of the SME sector in the UAE and the wider region. We believe that this sector plays a crucial role in driving economic growth and creating job opportunities. Our newly established holding company allows us to bridge the gap in developing our ecosystem to support SMEs in the region.

We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, and we are confident that our expanded range of services will enable us to better serve our clients and investors. As always, we remain committed to delivering value, growth, and exceptional service to our clients.

Thank you for your continued trust and support in Dubai Cultiv8.


HE. Abdul Baset Al Janahi

CEO’s Message

Dear Valued Investors,

I am delighted to share with you the exciting investment opportunities that Dubai Cultiv8 can offer.

As the CEO of Dubai Cultiv8, I am proud to lead a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to delivering investment solutions that align with our clients’ goals and values.

Our company offers two main verticals that cater to a diverse range of investors. Firstly, we provide full-fledged investment services that include direct investment through our balance sheet and indirect investment through creating funds. We invest in technology and our investment portfolio covers both local and international markets. Secondly, we also offer advisory services that provide strategic guidance and insights to our clients.

Our team of experts has extensive experience in the investment industry, which enables us to deliver customized solutions to our clients’ investment needs. As a Sharia-compliant company, we uphold the principles of ethical and responsible investing. Our investment strategies are designed to maximize returns while also adhering to Islamic finance principles

At Dubai Cultiv8, we believe in creating long-term value for our investors by identifying and investing in promising companies with high growth potential. We are committed to delivering exceptional investment solutions that meet our clients’ needs.

Thank you for considering Dubai Cultiv8 as your investment partner. We look forward to working with you and delivering investment solutions that drive value and growth.



Arif Al Alawi

About Us

Who We Are

Dubai Cultiv8 Holdings Limited (DCHL) is a DIFC based Shariah-compliant company and fully owns Dubai Cultiv8 Investments Limited (DCIL) the regulated asset management arm of the holding company. DCHL aims to be the UAE’s leading public/private partnership specialising in the SME sector providing asset management services, management consultancy services, and helping entrepreneurs in developing and growing their businesses through direct investment, co-management, and providing logistics to scale up into international markets.

Our Vision

WHAT: Leveraging on our relationship with Dubai SME and MBRF, to develop the eco-system with special attention on ESG which will enhance the SMEs participation and contribution in the economy.


HOW: Through the development of both equity & financing vehicles for small and medium sized companies specializing in the technology, healthcare, education, and other high potential sectors based locally, regionally, and internationally.

Our Mission

Maximise Dubai Cultiv8 stakeholders’ values through:

    • Introducing high quality investment products with attention to risk management.
    • Replicating the successful models and developing them in Saudi Arabia and scaling them up to larger MENA and beyond.
    • Building knowledge and expertise in investing and managing start-ups, growth stage and late-stage companies in Dubai, expanding them to Abu Dhabi and other Emirates, then to Saudi Arabia & GCC.

Our Investment Philosophy

Our investment philosophy is centered around providing entrepreneurs and investors with innovative products and services that aim to achieve above-average returns. These principles serve as the foundation for our approach:

  • Active Partnership & Leadership: Our firm doesn't just invest passively; we take an active role in leading and guiding the companies we invest in, actively participating in their growth and success.
  • Advisory Services: Beyond financial investment, we offer a range of advisory services, including financial, corporate, technological, and logistics guidance, not only to the companies we invest in but also to other non-investee companies.
  • Investor-Focused: The needs and interests of our investors are paramount. We prioritize their requirements and consider them at the core of our business operations.
  • Global Business Conduct: We adhere to global standards of business conduct, emphasizing ethical practices, and compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Talented & Connected Team: Our firm employs multi-tasking, well-connected, and knowledgeable professionals. This indicates that we have a skilled team capable of identifying and pursuing opportunities effectively.
  • Disruptive Investment Opportunities: We actively seek out unique and disruptive investment opportunities. We are keen on finding ventures with high growth potential and innovation.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Our firm maintains a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility, implying that we prioritize making a positive impact on society and the environment.

Meet our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors are seasoned high calibre professionals working in the various departments of Government of Dubai and well-known in the UAE for their business acumen.

HE. Abdul Baset Al Janahi


Mr. Saeed Almarri

Board Member

Mr. Nikhil Jalan

Board Member

Mr. David Nataf

Independent Board Member

Meet our Audit & Risk Committee Members

Mr. Nikhil Jalan


Mr. David Nataf



Majority of shares owned by Mohamed bin Rashid Fund for SME (MBRF) and minority shares owned by a family office from Abu Dhabi, a family office from Dubai, and a family office from India.

Geographic Stretch

Our investments are geared towards the emerging markets and more specifically in the GCC, MENA, and with lesser emphasis on greater Asia, Europe, and the US markets.

Investments Diversity

Our investment strategy is to focus on a range of sectors, different stages of company life cycles (early, growth, and late-stage venture capital), different risk profiles, the expected returns, and the possible exit strategies. Geography is also an important factor, however, most of the businesses are digitizing their operations and incorporating technology to reduce commuting cost, hiring talents, and becoming more efficient. Investment diversity will balance the risk and reward of the acquired assets.

Our Location

Office 104, Level 1, Gate Village 11 (The Exchange Building) Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), P.O.Box 66166 Dubai, UAE, Regulated by DFSA

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Call us: +971 4 333 7227

Work Hours

9:00 am - 5:30 pm on Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on Fridays
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