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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WIPRO ’ S NEW FACILITY IN DUBAI REFLECTS THE EMIRATE ’ S GROWING PROFILE AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR THE WORLD ’ S LEADING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES .
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THE ESTABLISHMENT OF WIPRO ’ S NEW FACILITY IN DUBAI REFLECTS THE EMIRATE ’ S GROWING PROFILE AS A GLOBAL HUB FOR THE WORLD ’ S LEADING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES .

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai , have visited the newly opened headquarters of the Asia Pacific , Middle East and Africa Strategic Market Unit of Wipro Limited , a leading global Information Technology , consulting and business process services company , in Dubai .

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed was accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE .
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed , said : “ The establishment of Wipro ’ s new facility in Dubai reflects the emirate ’ s growing profile as a global hub for the world ’ s leading Information Technology companies . Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ’ s vision for innovation-driven growth has made Dubai a magnet for investments from the world ’ s foremost players in industries driving the future of the global economy .
“ Dubai has created a dynamic enabling infrastructure and ecosystem for the information technology industry along with regulatory frameworks designed to support innovation , entrepreneurship , and business expansion . The city is also the ideal base to access some of the world ’ s best technology talent , which continues to gravitate to Dubai to take advantage of its rich growth opportunities and high living standards . Over the past decade , Dubai has witnessed several major global technology success stories that have further reinforced the city ’ s profile as a global focal point for growth and enterprise in the sector .”
Located in the heart of the bustling business establishment of One Central at the Dubai World Trade Centre , the newly opened headquarters will lead Wipro ’ s expansion and investments across the UAE and APMEA . It will address the business , technology and transformation agendas of clients in focus sectors such as financial services , retail , telecom , energy and utilities and the public sector . The APMEA strategic market unit generates around US $ 1.5 Billion in revenue for Wipro . Over 30,000 Wipro personnel report to this regional headquarters .
Headquartered in Bengaluru in India , Wipro recorded global revenues of US $ 10.4 billion in the 2021 – 22 fiscal year and year-on-year growth of 27 %. With a presence across 66 countries and employing over 250,000 people , Wipro has an extensive portfolio of capabilities in consulting , design , engineering , operations and emerging technologies . Wipro began its operations in the Middle East in UAE in 2001 and today has a presence spread across several countries in the region .
Rishad Premji , Executive Chairman , Wipro Limited , said : “ We are pleased to launch our APMEA headquarters in Dubai , which opens a new chapter for Wipro in a fast-moving , technology-first market . Dubai is a gateway to the world and its progressive government , multicultural workforce , and businessfriendly policies , makes it a great fit for us as we expand our footprint across the APMEA regions .”
Ecosystem partnerships are one of the core pillars of Wipro ’ s global business strategy . The APMEA
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