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Arabic grocery app comes to the UAE

el Grocer, the UAE-based grocery delivery app, is now available in Arabic

el Grocer app
el Grocer app

el Grocer, the UAE-based grocery delivery app, is now available in Arabic.

The move marks el Grocer's attempt to cater to an untapped area within the delivery app market by bringing the first Arabic grocery app to the UAE.

el Grocer decided to crowdfund to gain growth and earlier this year it began a 12-week campaign on Eureeca, an equity crowdfunding platform. The company set a $300,000 target and reached the amount within four weeks, and by the ninth week it closed the campaign at $550,000.

Nader Amiri, founder and CEO, el Grocer, said: "More and more people are coming online, but they find that most of the internet isn't made for them so they can't take advantage of all the benefits we get from an interconnected world with peer-to-peer communication. But now they can, no more traffic, no more lines at the supermarket. With el Grocer you get free delivery, to your front door in 60-minutes and now you can get it by using an Arabic app.

"We want to democratise online services and make them accessible to everyone.  For this to happen, engaging with an audience that prefers to speak and use an Arabic app is a crucial first step for any people-centric company has to undertake So it makes sense from a business point of view, but it's also a duty, a responsibility even, to not allow such obstacles to exist in your services, your company and your society," Amiri concluded.

The app is available on iOS.

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