Entrepreneurial Ecosystem That Nurtures Growth Focused Businesses in the Emirates.

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Funded SMEs

AED 1.3B

Activated Business Loans

Programmes and Initiatives

Khalifa Fund offers strategic programmes that support small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs). Each programme has been designed to meet a specific market demand and industry need.

SWAN programme

SWAN is a programme launched by Khalifa Fund, which trains Emirati women entrepreneurs on how to transform their home-based businesses into licensed commercial enterprises, is underway in Abu Dhabi.


Revolutionising farming practices in the UAE, the Zaarie programme empowers local farmers with the education and funding required to increase productivity, sustainability, and efficiency, reducing the nation’s reliance on imported fresh food produce.

Growth Opportunities and Franchises

Growth Opportunities and Franchise

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Franchising is a catalyst for UAE SME development, offering growth stage companies a way to scale efficiently, capitalise on local market dynamics, and grow in a cost efficient manner. The Franchise UAE platform assists this process.


Venturist Entrepreneur Summer Camp

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Designed to spark early-stage entrepreneurial spirit, inspire ideas, and to build confidence, the Venturist Entrepreneur Summer Camp offers an accessible and tailored educational experience to young people (13-18 years) with a passion for business and enterprise.

SME Tribe

SME Tribe

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SME Tribe is an established business development and professional support initiative. Founded by Khalifa Fund, it brings together emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs, business leaders, and industry participants from the retail, tourism, healthcare, ICT, agriculture, financial services, and real estate industries.

Our Stakeholders

Finance House
Department of culture
Al Ain coop
Union Coop
AL Mushrif
The Counter

Success Stories

Creating opportunities to boost entrepreneurship ecosystem in UAE

We’re grateful to Khalifa Fund for supporting our F&B eProcurement solution. Their assistance has helped us improve the experience for buyers and sellers in managing inventory, placing orders, and maintaining accurate records through our advanced application. We offer a marketplace that allows suppliers to display an itemized list of their goods and services so that buyers can easily place orders from a variety of our handpicked top-graded suppliers.

Omar Al Shamsi

Watermelon Founder

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We would like to express our gratitude to Khalifa Fund for their support of Al Shalal Water, one of the fastest-growing brands in the bottled drinking water industry in the UAE. With Khalifa Fund’s assistance, we have been able to expand our product range to 15 premium products, meeting international quality assurance guidelines. This ensures fast and efficient delivery across the nation, backed by a fleet of over 100 vehicles.

Abdulla Falknaz

Al Shalal Water Founder

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Khalifa Fund supported my startup, Gracia Farm, initially by implementing the first high-tech hydroponic system at the farm, which helped shift mindsets about traditional farming. This support has expanded to new projects involving the management of farmers and lands, providing consultancy to fulfil the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in making the UAE a leader in agriculture. In addition, Khalifa Fund supported me in creating the first business incubator at the farm, which holds many projects related to agriculture and sustainability.

Hamed Al Hamed

Gracia Group Founder

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