Supporting female entrepreneurs from across the UAE

A Dubai Business Women Council and MasterCard initiative to empower and encourage budding female entrepreneurs in the UAE
Reigstration for Ro’Ya 2015 has now closed


What is Ro’Ya?

Inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to encourage entrepreneurship in the country, Ro’Ya is an initiative by the Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC) that is aimed at driving entrepreneurship amongst women in the UAE. Along with offering financial support to female entrepreneurs through a competition, the initiative provides participants with the opportunity to meet and learn about the fundamentals of starting a business from a range of industry experts.


Ro’Ya is an initiative organized by:

RO’YA 2014 Winners

Featured Partners



Featured Judges

Clare Woodcraft
Clare Woodcraft-Scott

Ziad Matar
Ziad Matar

Eyad Al-Kourdi
Eyad Al-Kourdi

Maryam Al Noori Judge
Maryam Al Noori



Featured Testimonials

Reem Habib
Reem Habib – Beiti

Ro’ya is an enlightening experience that allowed me to turn an idea into a solid project by building the right business plan…

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Lionela Todirean
Lionela Todirean – Homegrown.ae

RoYa initiative organized by Dubai Business Women Council is a paradox….


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Fauza Beltz
Fauza Beltz – BIF INTERIORS

I am very grateful I had the chance to attend the Ro’Ya workshops…


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