Tuesday 5 April 2022
Meta has opened its regional headquarters in Dubai Internet City, reflecting Dubai’s growth as a global business hub and the continued confidence of the world’s largest technology companies in the city as a base for tapping new opportunities and advancing innovation.
The new headquarters will serve the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, enabling more than 100 employees to cater to the growing needs of hundreds of millions of people in the region who use the company’s platforms every month.
Formerly known as Facebook, Meta has been in the region for 10 years, working with communities, creators, partners, media, and governments to enable the millions of people who use its platforms to create content and flourish in any industry. From everyday users to large global brands and upcoming entrepreneurs, Meta’s platforms are being utilized in a variety of ways in the region.
Through its partnerships with public and private sector organizations across the MENA region, Meta aims to make a significant impact on various industries. The company has awarded grants to more than 100 Dubai-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as part of its efforts to support businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Meta has also launched training and business resource centers and a MetaBoost program to help businesses grow.
Globally, more than three billion people actively use Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Messenger every month. Of these, 2.91 billion use Facebook alone every month, and over 2.81 billion people on average use at least one of Meta’s services every day.