Elevate your freelancing skills, get noticed, and deliver real value.

About Maharah Program

The Maharah program, sponsored by Sandooq Al Watan, is a free learning journey that prepares young Emirati talent for the gig economy. Maharah facilitates access to freelance opportunities, and provides you with the necessary practical skills to help you succeed as a freelancer.

The program will enhance your skillset through a personalized training curriculum, access to expert coaches and mentors, along with ongoing, long-term support.

Become a Freelancer in 12 weeks

Maharah Program is an upskilling programme for future Emirati freelancers. In our custom-designed course, we give you the technical and soft skills to become the most financially successful freelancer you can be.

What the program can offer you?

Development of fundamental hard and soft skills and business acumen required for success in the freelance market.

Access to a wide range of educational tools including personalized technical skills training and career specific to help you succeed as a freelancer.

Coaching and mentoring sessions with industry practitioners and experts to provide ongoing support and guidance as you navigate the freelance market.

Access to a wide range of freelance job opportunities through our network of local and international companies, with insights on the different potential freelancer opportunities available.

Ongoing support and assistance throughout your freelance career


Sign Up

Sign up and go through our three-phase selection process. You’ll hear back soon. If you’re selected as a final candidate.



Soft Skills

Boost your mindset and motivation and get ready for freelancing success: training by our experienced consultants in negotiation, leadership, and more. 



Technical Skills
Solidify your technical knowledge and get to the top of your freelancing game, with training in skills, tools, and platforms specific to your area. 


Access to Market

We’ll prepare you for the market, helping you build your brand, price your work, get noticed – and start making money.

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