The first set of these services, to be launched on June 1, includes a brand new homepage at www.maktoob.com, the first major redesign in 4 years; a brand new hard-hitting news section with the latest fast-breaking headlines and analysis; a new women's section offering customized information for Arab women of all ages and interests; and a vastly upgraded Blog section, offering Arab users the chance to speak out about the issues that matter the most to them.
"The Internet has finally reached a critical mass in the Arab world, marked by a huge increase in the number of people now going online each year. This means that the old ways of accessing information and of communicating are changing," said Ahmed Nassef, General Manager of Maktoob.com and Vice President of the Maktoob Group.
"As the website for ALL Arabs, we're committed to empowering Arab Internet users and giving them the best, world-class information and communication tools they deserve. This is what our No Limits theme is all about,"
"The days of getting pre-chewed news and information are over. Arab Internet users are demanding access to a wide array of sources and opinions on everything from politics to sports to entertainment and everything in between. And they want to express their own opinions and exchange their ideas. We're committed to facilitating this open flow of information and communication for Arab Internet users," he continued.
Visitors to Maktoob.com who take advantage of the No Limits Email offer will be free to send, receive and store an infinite number of messages and file attachments without worrying about exceeding any pre-set quota. In effect, users will never have to delete an email again and will always find their valuable communications and documents in a secure place online.