Technology company Yango will open a new global operational office in Dubai Internet City during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company has announced.
The office, which will be located in the region’s leading tech hub and part of TECOM Group PJSC, will help the company oversee operations in over 20 countries in the Middle East and beyond. This includes its primary services such as Yango ride-hailing; Yango Delivery, a last-mile delivery solution provider; and Yango Tech, which offers proprietary technologies to help retailers transition to an e-commerce framework.
On behalf of Dubai Internet City, Ammar Al Malik, Executive Vice President – Commercial at TECOM Group signed an agreement with Islam Abdul Karim, General Manager of Yango GCC, and Adeniyi Adebayo, Chief Business Development Officer, Yango, to officially welcome the company to the technology district.
Commenting on behalf of Dubai Internet City, Ammar Al Malik, Executive Vice President – Commercial at TECOM Group, said: “By being based within thriving technology districts such as Dubai Internet City, mobility companies can foster collaboration with global peers, start-ups, and research institutions, as well as access a pool of globally experienced and skilled professionals and diversify into new markets.
“We are pleased to welcome Yango to leverage our district’s strengths to expand its operations and will continue to align our efforts with strategic visions like Dubai Economic Agenda ‘D33’ to champion exponential growth for our industry.”
Adeniyi Adebayo, Chief Business Development Officer, Yango, added: “Dubai’s progressive, innovation-friendly business environment, world-class infrastructure, and strategic location make it the perfect choice for Yango to embark on a global expansion and Dubai Internet City, renowned for its role in nurturing the technology and innovation sector for over two decades, emerged as the ideal location for Yango’s new global operational office.”
Yango is currently working on an Arabic-speaking, human-like AI-powered assistant called Yasmina – an empathetic companion that executes more than just basic tasks like streaming music or controlling smart home appliances. The assistant is available for beta testing and is being showcased at GITEX Global 2023, for which Dubai Internet City is an Innovation Partner.
For over two decades, Dubai Internet City has served as a platform for global tech brands, start-ups, and innovators to work, connect, and innovate. The district is home to more than 3,000 customers, including Fortune 500s and SMEs such as Google, 3M, and Microsoft, in addition to 30,000 professionals and entrepreneurs.