Classifieds gone social in the Arab world

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Launched in March 2012 by 22-year-old Mohamed Nour,, is the regions first social marketplace where buyers post requests for goods or services they need and the amount they would like to pay for them. Shoutit takes the concept of commerce back to the basics, by allowing you to offer whatever you have and ask the price you’d like to … Read More helping Arab brides to have a happy marriage

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While marriage day might be the happiest day in the lives of many women, the preparations to that day are the hardest and organizationally very challenging. Meet In the Arab world, you need to multiply all logistical and organizational challenges of a marriage by a factor of ten, in order to also account for cultural and religious matters. Despite, … Read More

Offerna: group-buying in the Middle East & North Africa

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E-commerce has been taking off in the MENA region. The Group buying phenomenon (Groupon effect) is the latest twist in the evolution of MENA’s online user preferences. Let’s see how this global trend is unfolding itself in the Middle East & North Africa. The online retail and shopping market in Egypt epitomizes the regional trend. According to a Nielsen study … Read More

Tazkarty: one-stop-shop model for restaurant tables, events, hotels and clubs

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The entire MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) is still somewhat in turmoil. People’s hearts and minds are very much in politics, elections, democracy and the upcoming Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month. Let’s step back however and have a look at what is happening on the business playground of the region; more specifically how Tazkarty is thriving in the … Read More