LinkedIn launches in Arabic

Arab Casual Man Browsing A Laptop Social Media

The professional network launches an Arabic version.

Membership has grown from five million in October 2012 when the company opened its local office in Dubai, to more than 14 million today.

Members who have been using the site in English can switch their language settings to Arabic.

The Arabic launch brings the total number of languages available to 24.

Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi (twofour54) CEO HE Noura Al Kaabi says in a press statement: “The launch of LinkedIn Arabic is a significant step towards strengthening the Arabic media sector, developing local content and nurturing Arabic talent. LinkedIn Arabic will enable greater communication among individuals and major companies within the region and support career building efforts with the ability to search for opportunities that fit with their skills and potential.

Head of LinkedIn Mena talent solutions Ali Matar adds: “This will open up opportunities for hundreds of millions of Arabic speaking professionals to connect and engage with other professionals and employers across the world, and for companies to find and attract the best talent, connect their brand with our audience, and engage with their customers,” continued Matar.

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