Airbnb now available in Arabic across the Middle East and North Africa
Users can now access the services in Arabic across their website and app
Airbnb’s users across the Middle East and North Africa will now be able to access the company’s website and app in Arabic. According to the home rental group, users will now be able to access all the features of the Airbnb platform.
Speaking about the launch, Hadi Moussa, regional manager Middle East & Africa, Airbnb, said: “People from across the region have been using Airbnb since it was founded ten years ago. We want to create a sense of belonging for them by ensuring they can do so in their native language going forward. We want to inspire more Arabic speaking travellers to explore their favourite destinations on the Airbnb platform.”
The group has witnessed a growing presence in the Middle East, particularly Dubai, and North Africa region. Data released revealed that “as of 1 January, 2019, the UAE welcomed more than 145,000 guests from around the world — showing more than 63% year-on-year growth”.
Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DCTCM), said: “Our ongoing partnership with Airbnb helps Dubai maintain its global competitiveness in a highly digitised marketplace by showcasing the city’s multi-dimensional accommodation portfolio in a safe, secure and transparent manner.”