Join us in making the world an easier, better, and happier place to live in!
Who Are We?
e25 is an initiative envisioned and driven by Emaar’s Chairman, Mr. Mohammed Alabbar. It is a visionary, unique program, and the world has seen nothing like it before!
With the rise of technology and the ever-changing business landscape, Emaar recognized that there is a need to adapt . How can Emaar stay relevant in the face of such cutting edge disruptions?
Here’s where we come in. 25 young people like us were endowed with the autonomy to pursue our passions and our goal is to establish and manage multiple ventures that shape the future of Emaar. We come from all over the world. Our aspirations are limitless - they range from solving global problems like climate change, to changing the way physical structures are constructed.
We want to make life frictionless, create positive social impact and make a radical difference to Dubai and the world. We’ve got an opportunity of a lifetime, and our scope has no limit.
We have defined what e25 is. We’ve made our own rules. If you join us, you can be part of this revolution. We don’t abide by uniform. We don’t abide by conventions. We don’t accept the status quo.
+ Take Big Bold Bets
+ Take Ownership
+ Learn Learn Learn
+ Trust Your Gut
+ Let Your Ego Go
+ Be Serious Without Suits
+ Obsess Over Customers
Meet the Team
Ali Abou Haidar
Dual Degree in Maths and Business, American University of Beirut
Ex-consultant at Oliver Wyman
Eater, thinker, reader, joker and loser (specifically in ping-pong)
Ali speaks French and Arabic, plays the piano, likes racquet sports, and is currently pursuing an online degree in coding
MBA, IIM Lucknow
She likes to do awesome zumba in her spare time and to debate in office time Nalini’s true loves are – dogs, chocolate and SRK. Nalini was bitten by the travel bug when she went to Lyon for a student exchange and has decided to travel to one new country every year, with Thailand being her latest country of visit.
Patrick Sheldon Wee
Computer Science and Economics Major, NYU
Mr. 110% Energy, Entrepreneur, and Happiness
Patrick has travelled extensively and has lived in Beijing, Manila, Madrid, New York, and Abu Dhabi. In his free time, he go-carts, gets weird hair-cuts and eats spicy food!
Vedant Jain (a.k.a. SANU)
St. Xavier’s College | IIM Lucknow
Plays football, reads books, avoids social media, drinks weak coffee with extra milk.
Vedant went bonkers when he went to a boarding school nestled between lush tea gardens in North-East India. He dreams of 3D-printed construction, winning imaginary ping-pong matches and unlimited access to Bollywood Park.
Kartik Raj Rewar
IIT Bombay | IIM Ahmedabad
Dreamer, night owl, Mr. Photogenic
Kartik is passionate about marketing, startups, strategy and technology. He holds the bragging rights to have travelled to over 30 countries, loves adventure sports and is a voracious reader.
Omar Al Mheiri
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
Enjoys all imaginable physical activities and has no idea how to drive in Dubai
Omar likes to tinker around with hardware platforms. He plays the guitar, and likes cooking and creating new dishes.
Sara Al Liusie
BsC Maths with Modern Languages and MsC Management, UCL
Fitness-freak, efficiency-freak, control-freak, yoga-freak
Sara garbles Mandarin, French, Arabic and is fluent in G-language. She is extremely passionate about dance and creating a positive social impact in Dubai.
Got what it takes to join the team?
Apply now and build the next big thing
Scared that your passion will lose out to your job? Or a regular desk job will make life a drudgery? How about making a job out of your passion? We, at e25, let you do that and so much more! We are not a conventional start-up. We are instead a hub for multiple ideas to develop and flourish. We let you be in charge of your happiness as you work on ideas that truly appeal to you.
Do you have what it takes? Are you ready to challenge what is possible? If you thrive on responsibility and autonomy, here is your chance to be one of us!
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
What is e25 and how is it related to Emaar?
e25 is an innovation platform established by Emaar with the goal of creating multiple startups integrated into Emaar that would shape its future. The e25 partners report to the Innovation and Business Improvement team. Think of yourself as an entrepreneur and Emaar as the VC fund.
What does an e25 partner do?
An e25 partner is like a startup founder. Their role is to come up with a different way of doing business and implement it. From idea generation to execution, an e25 partner does it all.
What are some of the current projects that e25 is working on? Do I work on my existing idea or on a new one? Do I work individually?
We are working on ideas across real estate, sustainability, investments, e-commerce, construction among many others. If you believe your idea is worth pursuing, you will get a chance to develop it further if Emaar is on board. You can also work on a new idea or join a team already working on an idea. Typically you would not be working alone but there are no rules on team size.
Is there any age limit for applying? How many times can I apply?
Yes, you should be 25 years old or younger at the time of applying. You can only apply once to the e25 program.
What is the application process like? What am I being evaluated on in an interview?
Typically, you go through 3 rounds of interviews. The 1st round is with 2 partners from e25, the second and third are with senior managers and directors from the Innovation team at Emaar. You are evaluated on the basis of your personality, business acumen and intelligence. You need to be a team player and someone who thrives under uncertainty.
How should I present my business idea? When should I present it?
You can present your idea in any format - presentation, a video, a sketch, etc. as long as you can convey your message clearly. You will then get a chance to present and discuss the idea during the interview. We have found that interviewees that submit their business idea before the interview were better equipped to answer questions during the interview.
For the question “Imagine you have the opportunity to shape the future of Emaar", feel free to showcase your creativity and limit yourself to 1000 words.
Are you taking interns?
Unfortunately, we do not accept internship applications at the moment.
How long till I hear back from you? What if I don’t receive one?
We typically check your application within a week of submission and you will hear back on the status of your application within a week of the interview. If you don’t receive one, be assured that your application has been considered and the absence of call is not a reflection on your credentials and passions.
Are you looking for any specific background? (a.k.a. Do I need to know how to build a tower?)
We are open to all educational backgrounds - Engineering, Medicine, Business, Maths, Arts, Science, Psychology, Languages among many others. If you are under 25, smart, fun, have a flair for business and are passionate about changing the world - you have a shot at being e25 partner.