Knowledge Base Economy

Knowledge Based Economy

There are four pillars in a knowledge-based economy under the World Bank definition: Infrastructure, Incentives, Innovation, and Intelligence. Intelligence refers to Education Systems where citizens acquire, share, and use knowledge. Tertiary education takes time to build research and cultural assets as well as the experience to build partnerships with businesses. Over two-thirds of graduates in the UAE are women, and they account for less than 12% of the entire workforce. The world looks at Dubai as a model for a new, prosperous and sustainable 21st century Middle East. Generally, the Middle East economies lag behind their competitors because the vast resource of female talent remains untapped; simultaneously, Dubai stands at the advancement of its gender liberal nature.

The Emergence of Women in a Knowledge-Based Economy in the Middle East

Participation of women in social development evolved through four phases. Up to 1900 was the first phase, 1900-1940 was the second phase, the third phase began during the 1940s. After 1971, in the fourth and final phase Knowledge-based economy is included, where well-educated women, low illiteracy rate, access to global information on women in other societies, non-hierarchical organizational structures, and the emergence of women in corporate leadership positions has led to a liberalization of views in the UAE and has been embraced by Dubai in particular.


Dr. Manahel Thabet’s position in the knowledge-based economic development of some GCC countries is beyond comparisons. This Yemen-born Saudi Arabian citizen proved to the world that in the 21st century, her native land is reputed for the voices of scholars and geniuses like her. One of the world’s top geniuses today, Dr. Manahel Thabet, was awarded the Genius of the Year 2013 Award in the Dictionary of Geniuses. She is the first Arab to obtain this title. Dr. Manahel Thabet name was listed as a scientist among the most famous British and global scientists on the honor board of the British Royal Society of Medical Sciences.

Knowledge-based Economy

Dr. Manahel Thabet’s ambition was to create an environment for high intellectuals to find a familiar territory to exchange, nurture and promote their ideas. It might be seen as a global think tank, generating brain resources for the future. Dr. Manahel Thabet has been inspired by great scientists, particularly those who pursue interstellar knowledge. Dr. Manahel Thabet acquired a Guinness world record by teaching a record number of 1350 female students to learn the skill of mind mapping in superfast time and corrected all mind maps in less than 3 hours. Dr. Manahel Thabet has devoted her career to the study of the brain ability, she is passionate about it, and her ambition is to spread the power of the mind to everyone on earth and beyond. This endless passion for the development of the human mind and other notable contributions to the field of science, technology, teaching, and other intellectual activities made Dr. Manahel Thabet a prime figure in the knowledge-based economic development of the Middle East.