Published on February 10th, 2023 | by SayginYalcin0
Dubai 100: Meet the 100 people you need to know in the emirate
Arabian Business reveals the most powerful 100 people in Dubai
Dubai is an international, cosmopolitan, and remarkably successful city, home to some of the world’s greatest thought leaders, thinkers, and business people.
It is no surprise, therefore, that ranking just 100 people in Dubai is a difficult task. While it’s important to state that no singular list could capture in one snapshot the entirety of Dubai’s most powerful leaders, this list has sought to mark the most inspirational and influential from among the emirate’s elite.
Compiled by the editorial board of Arabian Business, this list represents a power ranking of those 100 people at the very top of Dubai.
The list includes some expected, and unexpected, names, and is as diversified as Dubai’s very own business and lifestyle ecosystem.
Here are the 100 people you need to know in Dubai:
Name: Saygin Yalcin
Designation: Founder and CEO
Company: SellAnyCar.com & Carnab.com
A serial tech entrepreneur behind the largest used car portal in the GCC, during a visit to Dubai, Yalcin observed a gap in the UAE’s e-commerce space. This prompted his move to Dubai at age 24, and in 2009, he launched Sukar.com, an online fashion store later acquired by Souq.com and then by Amazon.
The idea for his business came while he tried to sell his car on the classifieds which involved a time-consuming process. After diligent market research, Yalcin launched his portal SellAnyCar.com which offered to purchase any seller’s car for a fair price in under 30 minutes. His team next developed a digital marketplace that hosts over 25,000 companies for bidding on cars bought by SellAnyCar.com.
His success was followed by the launch of Carnab.com, another platform which sells second-hand cars to consumers online. In Dubai, Yalcin is a keen investor in new companies.
Source: Arabian Business