Opening Our Doors in the Middle East
September 30, 2012
Today, we open the doors to our office in Dubai – the first LinkedIn office in the Middle East.
Networking and building trusted business relationships has always been at the heart of successful business in the Middle East, from the days of trading precious metals and spices to today’s thriving industries in oil & gas, construction, and engineering. LinkedIn is built on a like-minded belief in the strength of professional connections and its ability to drive economic and career growth.
With more than 1 million LinkedIn members in the United Arab Emirates and several million more across the region, our member base in the Middle East is one of the most diverse and unique in the world. Meet a few of our members.
Hala AlTurki, a consultant and leadership trainer who has driven thought leadership for her company and gained new clients on LinkedIn.
Apart from running his business, Dr.Ghassan Al Katheri is also an actor and model who grew his network on LinkedIn and subsequently received an acting offer.
Anne Wolfaardt, a management consultant, like many other expatriates, moved to the UAE with few professional contacts and used LinkedIn to build relationships and win projects.
As a professional with over a decade of experience working in various markets throughout the region, I understand the importance of relationships here. I am LinkedIn’s first employee in the region, and am both proud and excited to help our members build new relationships and strengthen existing ones. These are the relationships that will help shape their professional brands and unlock business and career opportunities that transcend geographies.