Google, Dubai Chamber help Dubai businesses get online
The ‘Get Dubai Businesses Online’ program will help local businesses get discovered more easily
The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has joined forces with Google to launch a dedicated program to help businesses in Dubai become accessible online.
Dubbed ‘Get Dubai Business Online', the program will help local businesses be discovered easily on the internet by listing and verifying their business information, such as opening and closing hours, contact number and location, by using Google My Business service.
Additionally, businesses will be able to convert their listings into a mobile-friendly website in English and Arabic.
H.E. Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber, said: "It has become apparent that consumers are increasingly turning to online channels to access information, products and services, which is why it is absolutely crucial that businesses of all sizes invest in this area and leverage the right tools to boost their online reach."
Lino Cattaruzzi, managing director for Google in MENA, added: "As more people in the UAE are looking for information online, businesses need to move fast to meet their customers and show up in the moments that matter. Now is the time to experiment and to use the digital tools out there to help make businesses smarter, and to measure results. This is just the beginning. We plan to roll out the same program with local partners across the region."
H.E. Buamim also stated that the project will promote smarter practices among businesses in the region, as well as bring in more opportunities.
Both new and existing members of the Dubai Chamber will be able to use the service.