In simple words, entrepreneurship is the ability to start, organize, and run a business. While many people dream of becoming entrepreneurs, life’s realities usually take that dream away from people leaving them work 9 -5 jobs. It’s important to understand that 9-5 jobs are also essential; however, many who dream of becoming entrepreneurs or starting their own business never really get the opportunity. This is because of the risks associated and the absence of relatable figures that can give people the incentive to push themselves.
Until now, this was the case in many countries, including the UAE. Entrepreneur Khalifa Awadh ALMuhairi has started to change the narrative by his extraordinary success in entrepreneurship and business in the UAE.
Born and raised in Dubai, Khalifa is the first Emirati to document the entire startup process on social media. He has developed more than 500 extraordinary and unique content on his social media that talk about opening and running your very own business in the UAE. Khalifa goes a step further and empathizes with the people who might want to know this information; he even includes daily operation challenges in his content.
Being under the age of 28, Khalifa has managed to open more than six unique businesses. That is an incredible number of enterprises for someone as young as Khalifa; it’s more businesses than many operate in their entire lives. Along with all these astonishing facts, Khalifa is also a celebrated public speaker, known for his spectacular ability to communicate and engage his audiences in almost any kind of circumstance.
Khalifa has also been a member of the SME Council, which is part of the Ministry of Economy chaired by the Minister of Entrepreneurship and SME in the UAE. Khalifa is the youngest member of the council. He was also a shortlisted candidate in 2016 for the Minister of Youth in the UAE. When considering his achievements, Khalifa’s hard work and efforts to push entrepreneurship have indeed been remarkable. However, none of these achievements came easy; he, like everyone else in business, had to endure difficult times.
Looking back, Khalifa remembers the difficulties he had to endure when raising an incredible 3 million DHS in funding, all without any background or bank guarantee. Khalifa’s success also came from a long process of trial and error and experienced many failures. Finally, much like many other people, Khalifa’s businesses were negatively affected by the pandemic. Because of COVID-19, two of his businesses closed; however, he emerged stronger because of his experience and determination.
When talking about the future, Khalifa has no plans to slow down. He wants to lead his followers in the area of entrepreneurship. Khalifa also intends to inspire thousands of people across the UAE to be entrepreneurs. He wants to give people with dreams and ambitions the courage to try something new. He believes that all they need is a little moral support and motivation. Lastly, Khalifa aims to teach everyone the freedom of failure because that is where your dreams can truly start to build and achieve success.