New startups on the block: November

Lunch anyone? (Image via Hommycook)

Startups are launching faster than we can write about them, so here’s our list of raw newbies to watch.

Dukan IT
Saudi Arabia
IT services

Launched end of September 2017, this Saudi startup provides web and mobile development, online and offline marketing campaigns, process optimization, accounting and call center services and helps tech startups monitor their activities on a regular basis.

Design services

Nabnee, which means ‘we build’ in Arabic, was launched in August 2017 and is specialized in architecture, interior design, decoration, landscape, and home improvement. The Omani startup provides design consultants, interior designers, and contractors with a space to showcase their works, and also connects them to potential clients.

UAE, Kuwait
Content, reviews

This user-generated review platform was launched in the UAE in 2016 then in Kuwait mid-September. It allows users to review businesses of all types and get points as rewards that can be redeemed from


NameO is an educational image-to-word dictionary app available on Android. Using artificial intelligence, photography, and computer vision technology, the app targets young kids and allows them to take a photo using the app, and name the objects shot in both Arabic or English to learn their names.


Ecomz is an ecommerce website builder. It provides customizable layouts, themes, software, marketing, online payment and support, hosting and a multi-lingual platform for ecommerce businesses.

Car services  

This platform allows users to request a car service and receive it via the platform. Its services include battery replacement, air conditioning, and tyre change.

Saudi Arabia

Launched in June 2017, Hommycook is an online marketplace for homemade food, based on the shared economy principle. People can sell and buy homemade food through the platform. Its goal is to empower women who cook in their homes and housewives and help expatriates experience the local cuisine. It is currently operating in 18 Saudi cities.

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