Insider Insights to the UAE
Hospitality & Leisure Market

Presented by Rainmaking Expand and EnterpriseSG

About the Event

In recent years, the UAE has emerged as a top destination for luxury travel and a regional MICE hub for the Middle East. In fact, did you know that the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2023 will be held in the UAE this year?

Rainmaking Expand and Enterprise Singapore invite you to attend our upcoming market insights session on expanding to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
This session is specifically tailored for companies in the leisure, retail and hospitality sectors who are looking to tap into the growing hospitality market in the UAE to internationalise.

The session will help you better understand the market landscape within the UAE and identify opportunities for growth. Our list of speakers will cover topics such as consumer behaviour, market trends and business culture.

After the session, we invite attendees to join us for networking as members of Rainmaking Expand and GIA will be available to further discuss your expansion plans and opportunities.

Register your interest to attend below.


  • Introduction to Event and GIA
  • Startup ecosystem engagement within the UAE and the support provided by EnterpriseSG
  • Internationalisation Journey into UAE: Experience sharing by Nagesh Jaladi, Vice President, Marketplace and Merchant Solutions of Crayon Data
  • Market Expansion for Singaporean Companies – Introducing Rainmaking Expand
  • Understanding the UAE Landscape – Panel Discussion with Utu Tax Free, Rainmakign Expand and UAE Embassy
  • Networking


Sugumaran Devaraja
Utu Tax Free, Regional Director, Middle East & North Africa

Brian Lim
Rainmaking Expand, Head of Startup Programs

Mohamed AlZarooni
UAE Embassy, Economic Attache

Nagesh Jaladi
Crayon Data, Vice President, Marketplace and Merchant Solutions


Date & Time:
16 May 2023, 16:30-18:00

Singapore Room
Enterprise Singapore Office
230 Victoria St, #09-00 Bugis Junction Office Tower, Singapore 188024

Event Type: 
Information Session & Networking

Register now:

This event is now over.
Thank you for joining.

If you are interested in exploring the UAE market for your company, book a call with us to discuss further. 
Want to dive right in? Apply to our UAE programme today!