The Middle East and Africa region have been a growing market for video games for years. Ubisoft, Minecraft, and Fortnite count young people from the region among their most ardent fans. The number of gamers from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Egypt are expected to climb to 85.76 million in 2025.
The gaming market in the Middle East North Africa region is expected to increase to over $5 billion by 2025, driven primarily by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
Now, jumping on the bandwagon is Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC). It has opened a gaming center.
DMCC claims to be home to 50 gaming companies, including developers and producers, as well as e-sports teams and tournament organizers, and is looking to attract more.
Companies registered with the DMCC Gaming Center will have access to the larger e-sports community through regular events and tournaments, as well as industry support from YaLLa Esports, according to the free zone.
“Members will [also] have the opportunity to join gaming-specific acceleration and market entry programs through our ecosystem partner, AstroLabs, a leading tech ecosystem builder in the MENA region,” DMCC said in a statement.