With first-hand experience of the drive and belief instilled in those who choose to follow their dreams, Preeya Malik has built a career of helping others reach their dreams and goals through immigration. The below interview is taken from Arabian Gazette and the link to the full article can be found below: Interview with Preeya Malik – an Entrepreneur, U.S. licensed attorney, immigration rights advocate and Co-Founder of investment immigration firm STEP America. At STEP America, she helped expand the firm’s reach to Dubai, Qatar, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Singapore, as well as securing the building and development of several Hilton and Marriott Hotel properties across the U.S., a number of private charter schools, and cutting-edge government infrastructure and technology projects. Preeya is also an expert on navigating the entrepreneurial landscape in the UAE and the Middle East. What can you tell us about the latest in the startup and entrepreneurial scene in Dubai/ Middle East? Dubai and the Middle East is probably one of the best places I’ve seen thus far in terms of opportunities for both entrepreneurs and startups. Being a fairly “new” city, Dubai is a breeding ground for new, innovative concepts and ideas which entrepreneurs continue to develop as well as introduce from other parts of the world. I think the city was built on individuals coming in and starting their own businesses in manufacturing and trade. That has evolved into younger professionals in the fields of technology, consumer services, and retail adding their experiences from all over the world. We are constantly seeing more support and development for the startup scene. For example, Forbes Middle East just recently honored the top 50 most promising startups in the U.A.E, giving entrepreneurs something to strive while demonstrating the value the Middle East is placing on encouraging and fostering startups and new businesses.