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Dubai: Facebook parent company Meta opened its regional headquarters in Dubai Internet City on Tuesday.

The office was inaugurated by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council.

In a series of tweets, Sheikh Hamdan said, “Dubai continues to strengthen its partnerships with major international tech companies to shape the future”.

From Dubai, the company will be managing its regional operations in MENA and support over three billion users globally.

“Dubai’s infrastructure and business environment has promoted the emirate as a hub for major technology companies around the world. Today, Dubai Internet City hosts 95,000 employees working and living in Dubai,” said Sheikh Hamdan.

"Dubai’s reputation for business friendliness and a globally competitive business landscape have tremendously spurred the growth of the UAE," said Ammar Al Malik, Managing Director of Dubai Internet City. "For more than two decades, Dubai Internet City has helped the emirate achieve economic diversification while catalysing digital transformation across the MENA region."

"Tech giants like Meta will play an essential role in enriching innovation with their wealth of resources and insight, and boost the export of digital solutions designed for the needs of regional consumers."