About Us

Who we are?

Learning Curve Holdings, is a specialized educational investments company that is mandated to cultivate some of the highest quality educational systems around the globe, and develop their footprint in the Mena Region. After carefully analyzing the educational ecosystem, and evaluating the various providers in the region, the Learning Curve identified several major areas that are very promising.

The Founder and Executive Director, Basem Abu Dagga comes from a long history of educators, with his late Grandfather proudly among the first four teachers to come to the region in the early 1930's. His mother continued the legacy by actively building the foundation of teaching in one of Kuwait's most prominent schools. Basem leads a team of highly qualified individuals with the same passion for learning.

The Learning Curve Holdings has signed the exclusive Master Franchise Rights for Maple bear, and has created a solid partnership that has forged the development of an elaborate chain of early childhood educational centers. We believe that Maple Bear will introduce a superior quality Canadian education alternative which has consistently ranked amoung the top 5 in the world. This leading global system will certainly be very attractive to many families in the region and will be one of the first global institutional companies in the region. With a solid foundation such as this, it will definitely appeal to the ever growing expat population in the Gulf region.

Our Team

  • Basem Abu Dagga - Founder and Executive Director Open or Close

    With over 17 years of International exposure in Investments and Operations in diverse Industries, Basem developed a solid experience advising on strategic growth opportunities across the region. He participated in raising capital, setting up JVs, developing and executing deals in the Education, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, and Food sectors, with a track record in real estate. Within his regional roles, Mr. Abu Dagga developed many exclusive relationships with High Net Worth individuals and investment institutions building a direct access to an impressive high profile network across the MENA region.

    Basem's strong technical background stemming from his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical engineering, coupled with his strong background in Strategy and Finance acquired through his Master's degree in Business Administration (from London Business School), has refined his understanding of the regional market dynamics, and expanded his acute understanding of the key growth factors for successful businesses enabling him to launch several Operations in the MENA region, successfully building and leading cross functional teams, creating growth strategies and implementing day to day activities.

    Within his expertise, Basem has worked in several franchising roles before across the region, and is familiar with value creation through the establishment of brands and systems.

    In 2013 Together with two very well respected individuals established The Learning Curve Holdings which took on the exclusive rights to Maple Bear in the UAE and the Region.

    Mr. Abu Dagga is fluent in Arabic, and English and is a Canadian national that is passionate about the environment and creating value. When he's not creating value, Basem is a Certified Master Scuba Diver Trainer, that enjoys exploring the underwater world.