Google partners with Dubai Chamber to help firms

Google and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry agreed on a partnership to help businesses across the emirate get online

The partnership was announced in a statement on Monday.
The partnership was announced in a statement on Monday.

Google and the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry agreed on a partnership to help businesses across the emirate get online. According to Gulf News, the partnership was announced in a statement on Monday.

The partnership, arranged during the 11th World Retail Congress, which recently took place in Dubai, aims to assist local businesses of different sizes and industries harness the power of the web, be found more easily, and win more business.

The statement, released by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, added that this long-term agreement will launch with a pilot programme that will extend for three to four months.

Both partners will work on gathering data of businesses, getting them verified and listed on Google Search and Maps via a free tool known as Google My Business. Listings include useful information for consumers, such as a company’s phone number, hours of operation, and business description.

The collaboration will also involve future digital trainings which will help businesses better understand the value of being online, growing a business and acquiring new customers.

Lino Cattaruzzi, managing director for Google in MENA, said in a statement: “For most people in the UAE, the internet is their first point for information. We wanted to make the process of businesses getting online easier and help them find their customers in the moments that matter.

We decided to partner with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce who understands the challenges faced by local businesses better than anyone — and they recognise the value of getting businesses online.”

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