LINKonLINE acquires the diversified portal Arabia.com and take Dubai center for its headquarter
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, October 22 - 2012 at 13:17
- PRESS RELEASE
LINKonLINE, one of the largest Arabic online publishing companies in the Middle East and North Africa operating under Orascom Telecommunication Holding, announced the acquisition of Arabiaa.com, one of the most important Arabic web portals that has existed for many years.
Mostafa Kamel, Managing Director of LINKonLINE, said : "We chose Dubai to be the hub of launching the new look of Arabia.com and a permenant location for our headquarter based on the strength of the UAE as a business and commercial hub, and Dubai's particular strengths as a media centre.
Kamel added that LINKonLINE shows a great attention towards establishing a strong presence in the Gulf region as a hub to re-launch Arabia.com portal, the thing which falls within its strategy that aims at serving a wide range of internet users especially people aged between 20-49 years-old. Those who show great interest towards knowing the latest news and updates on sports, entertainment, Technology and cars.
He noted that, LINKonLINE works regularly on studying the needs of internet users though conducting studies and researches. Recent figures show that the percentage of internet users has reached 60% in the GCC and 25% in Egypt.
"Since the company was established in 2004, LINKonLINE has been the force behind some of the Arab world's largest and most active portals including Masrawy.com, Yallakora.com, and Otlob.com and most recently the launch of Jawhara.me, which took place in Dubai. We are proud to lead the development and growth of digital media which is witnessing a great demand of more than one million user in the Middle East in which 65% represents male users and 45% represents female users".
He emphasized that Arabia.com with its new look will be the ideal portal for those looking towards getting the most exclusive news on sports, technology, cars, entertainment and fashion. The portal is linked to social media websites, which makes it an idea platform to reach the largets target audience related to the target sectors that the portal covers.
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