The aim of the research is to examine female entrepreneurs globally and in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to see if there are any similarities and differences they have experienced regarding their motivations and the obstacles they encountered. The major emphasis of this study is on the sociological rather than the individual perspective. The study was conducted in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates using qualitative research. In-depth interviews were conducting to find out what motivations and obstacles female entrepreneurs face. The field study is based on face-to-face interviews with two groups: female entrepreneurs and the organisations that provide help for them. Face-to-face interviews were considered preferable because the culture in the GCC prefers face-to-face contact rather than other means of communication. The contextualisation of the female entrepreneurs provides further information to determine additional changes and makes it easier to determine what gaps there are in the current support offered and how this can be addressed. The information can also be used to provide further academic insight and to help the governments and organisations.