As a successful business owner, you need to always be on the lookout for new ways to expand. The market of the middle east is becoming one of the best and safest investment options in recent years. Let’s do a quick review of why the Middle East is so enticing and why you should be thinking of expanding your business there.
The region has gained its massive wealth mostly thanks to the oil business. But we need to note that these countries know that oil is expendable and at some point, the business will slow down or even stop. So they have been diversifying their business and economies and this has created an atmosphere where it is easy to get into many different industries.
With recent laws and the relaxation of the process to get your business up and running, it has never been easier and smarter to expand to the region. Ecommerce has gained massive traction in recent times and especially during the coronavirus pandemic this way of business has increased. Add to that the most conservative consumers who will prefer to shop from their homes, eCommerce is especially a great opportunity.
Especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who wants to diversify its economy as much as it can until 2030. Tourism is great in the country but so is the local buying power of the people living there. Kuwait, U.A.E, and Qatar have some of the highest income of GDP per capita which is an amazing market opportunity.
The consumer spending in the Middle East was a total of almost $43 billion in 2021. These countries are leading the charge in spending. Especially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is having more than expo and conference where you can connect and see what would be profitable for you. Visiting Expo 2021 in Dubai is a must for anyone looking to push their brand globally. And we know what comes with global recognition of your brand and product.
So just a few short tips that we would give you on how to expand:
• Do you research
• Find a good partner
It all needs to come from seeing what works and what does not work in this region. It’s specific in any case and you need to be really sure that you can make it there. You need to know how people are spending their money and on what. How will your niche fit into that? All this requires term and you need to find a good partner, a connection who will guide you.
Even if you don’t know Arabic, a professional Arabic translation service can help you with that. Be aware that it can take some time, but it will come if you are serious enough. Last no least, understand that you need to build a relationship that will last and that things need to be super clear. Watch out for any variations in the language also, maybe the same email can’t apply for multiple contacts.
In any case, this is the ideal region for market expansion and we wish you all the luck.