The Emirati population has taken to social media like fish to water. Emiratis, on average, spend 2.56 hours on social media daily. Much like in the rest of the world, social media has become one of the most essential parts of daily internet usage in the UAE. It has given a voice to the ignored and served as a melting pot of ideas of all kinds.
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Ecommerce has been one of the fastest growing businesses in the Middle East, and UAE has some of the most exciting online shopping figures in the region. Propelled by the country’s near complete internet penetration and its reputation as a world-class shopping destination, ecommerce has witnessed incredible growth in the UAE over the past 5 years. So much so that terms like “megatrend” have increasingly come to be used when talking about ecommerce in the country. In the following sections we explore this growth in detail and try to understand the varied characteristics of the ecommerce space in the UAE.
From what were mere placid backwaters in the late 70s and 80s, the UAE emerged as a federation of seven emirates to become one of the most influential nations in the Gulf region. UAE population have doubled in the past decade. Today, it holds the position as an important economic and cultural hub of the Middle East. It is also one of the most liberal countries in this region with high levels of tolerance and acceptance of other religions and faiths.
The more we embrace digital technologies and modern means of communication in our lives, the more “sedentary” becomes a definition of our lifestyle.
The human body was never built to be seated for long hours at a stretch. Our modern office culture of continuous sitting has affected our health in the form of a whole range of repetitive stress and serious, long term ailments and diseases. Unless we take urgent steps to adopt health and wellness initiatives at our workplaces, we are going to end up with a whole generation of professionals irreparably damaged by their modern sedentary lifestyle.
As the most technically sophisticated city in one of the fastest developing countries in the world, Dubai’s embrace of internet technologies and social media has been extraordinary. Out of the UAE’s population of about 9.54 million, around 9 million are active Facebook users. Out of total number of Facebook users in the UAE, nearly half are based in Dubai. Below we take a detailed and comprehensive visual look at a few Facebook related stats for the emirate.
No other company likes digging deep into its pockets and spending dollars on acquiring new companies as Google does. Google has acquired all kinds of companies, from robots, gaming, mapping companies to security agencies, artificial intelligence, facial recognition to self-driven cars; the list is quite endless.
Based on our research on the 2018 population statistics of the UAE, Facebook continues to be the most popular social media channel in the Emirates. Facebook is a powerful medium to get your message across as 97% of the UAE population (9 million out of 9.54 million) use it on a regular basis. The country is Facebook’s biggest user base in the Gulf region.
Businesses with an audience in the MENA region should take note – the key Pay Per Click advertising channel of 2017 is not going to be FB or Google, but online videos. People are switching to them for entertainment or stress relief; to gain knowledge and updates, or just as a way to kill time, and YouTube is the No. 1 source.
Let us give you a detailed insight into the Facebook user stats for 2016 in Dubai. In our earlier post, we had provided data for Facebook usage in the UAE as a whole. Not surprisingly, the social giant is the social media of choice for approximately 7.5 million users in UAE. And the city of Dubai directly contributes to 54.67% of the UAE Facebook Users. That makes a whopping 4.1 million Facebook Users from Dubai.