MENASA is an English-language acronym referring to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia region. It consists mostly of Islamic regions of MENA and South Asia, with Dubai chosen by the United Nations as the data hub for the region.
In some contexts, specifically the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, the region is abbreviated as SAMENA instead of the more common MENASA.
- "The UN selects Dubai as the data hub for the MENASA region". 22 July 2017.
- "The United Nations selects Dubai as the data hub for the MENASA region". www.tradearabia.com.