UAE number one choice for UK edtech exporters

BESA’s latest research has revealed that the UAE has overtaken the USA and Saudi Arabia as the most popular choice for UK edtech export

BESA research has revealed that the UAE is the country that UK edtech companies are most interested in exporting to. 

The UAE has overtaken the USA and Saudi Arabia as the number one choice for UK edtech exports, as the MENA region continues to increase in importance and focus for UK companies. 

The research was released just before the GESS Dubai education conference, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 26–28 February. 

Caroline Wright, Director General of BESA, said: “Governments, policy-makers and decision-takers in the Middle East increasingly look to the GESS Dubai education exhibition as the place to meet and discuss the latest trends, topics and issues in education in the region.

“UK suppliers offer quality resources and services that can help address the key challenges and opportunities facing schools in the GCC area.”

The UAE government is expected to spend Dh10bn (£2bn) on education investment through 2021.