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This article was published on March 8, 2010


Is Google finally taking the Middle East seriously?

Is Google finally taking the Middle East seriously?
Fawzi Rahal
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Fawzi Rahal

Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. Yo Based in Dubai, Fawzi Rahal is the Editor of The Next Web Middle East and Regional Communications Director at G2. Follow him via Twitter. You can reach Fawzi at [email protected].

We have raised this question before. But until recently, we’ve had nothing but speculations.

Google’s tiny marketing and sales teams in the UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia seems to be expanding as Google is actually hiring more resources in the region! Looks like Google Day and the Maktoob/Yahoo! acquisition have indeed shaken some of their not-so-solid ground.

According to ArabCrunch, Google was looking for Head of Arabia – Emerging EMEA, who’s job description would be to develop a business plan for Google in the region and decide which markets to focus on. Google is also looking for a Regional Marketing Manager, Middle East & North Africa (MENA), Policy Manager MENA and Enterprise Account Manager, MENA.

Anyone up for it? Are we Buzzing in Arabic soon?