Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 8 July 2017 – Small businesses in the UAE seem to be defying economic odds, as 103 of the best performing SMEs in the country reported an average growth rate of slightly over 150% in 2016.

These high-octane growth businesses were recently shortlisted as finalists of the 2017 Gulf Capital SME Awards; a programme launched 5 years ago by MEED, that celebrates the success, growth and innovation of SMEs as well as entrepreneurs and business leaders in the UAE.

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