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Why you must advertise your business online in Saudi Arabia?

Digital marketing, online advertisement and web presence has become one of the most important strategies for businesses to promote and communicate their services and products. Now a day’s business and company owners have realized the importance of spreading brand messages through internet medium.  It is a faster way to reach out to potential customers and it also costs less than the traditional advertisement technique

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If you have yet to start advertising your business online then you should really reconsider. In recent years online ad spending has increased so dramatically that it is expecting to overtake spending on print advertisements. If you think that spending money on online advertisements is a waste of money, then you are missing out on all the benefits that online advertising offers.

One of the biggest benefits to online ads is the ability to increase brand recognition. You can use the constant internet presence to create eye-catching campaigns that get your brand noticed and shared. The more you get consumers excited online the more they will easily be able to share that ad or product. You can use this interest in your product to create new targeted ads that will once again promote the brand and increase brand recall.

Many people are turning away from television because they are tired of commercials or because they can get their favorite shows cheaper through online sources. Using online ads means that you still have access to those consumers even as they are fast forwarded to commercials or watching less television. Users are even turning to digital magazines and news sources instead of print, so you have a way to reach those consumers as well.

One of the most unique parts about online ads is the ability to see how long a consumer spends looking or interacting with your ad. This allows you to see how effective your ad was with each type of consumer that views it. This information can be crucial to building a new targeted marketing campaign in the future.

Are you really interested in doing online advertising to promote your business?

Don’t delay this right decision. Give us a call on: 9200 00020 and we will promote your business and increase your customer base with our trusted online searchable database. is an online business directory allows you to advertise your products or services to potential buyers that can be quickly accessed by any source of medium like Desktop PCs, laptops, Mobile devices, tabs etc.  If you are a Saudi Arabia based business, you are entitled to one FREE regular type listing under a category of your choice, in both the English and/or Arabic sections of the directory specific to your location. To learn more logon to

Daleeli – Available on App store and Android market

Daleeli – Mobile Apps and Mobile Site Available Now

Smart phones and other mobile devices are fast becoming the most preferred way of accessing the internet. A mobile phone is not just being used to play video games and chat. It is popularly being used to search for business listings and directory services in the Middle East region.

Daleeli Mobile App

Daleeli has exclusively launched iPhone App, Android app and Mobile website for the ever growing mobile phone users. The main objective is to provide easy service and accessibility to a wide range of users in Saudi Arabia.

Latest Daleeli app is now available on App Store. The app is iOS 7 compatible, and it is designed in such a way to help the users search for anything on the go. Search box is provided wherein the user can enter the keyword related to his inquiry, the app is smart enough to detect the location and present the results near you using Geo tagging algorithm.

According to a latest survey,

  • The number of users interested in Mobile app has grown up to 72%. Previously, it was only 26%.
  • 62% Mobile users prefer to use Mobile App to search for business listings.
  • 62% online shoppers used mobile device to do online shopping whereas 38% used desktops and laptops to do the same.

The mobile app is basically a directory and a map with over hundreds of thousands of business listings and locations in Saudi Arabia. The users can literally carry this huge information in their pockets.

Tapping on one of the home category icons will effectively help the users discover and explore local stores and venues near them. This is good news for businesses that want to acquire more customers from their neighborhood, or passing by customers that happen to be in this location at that specific time and need to buy a product or a quick access to a service.

New updates are released to the app every month. Each update has received accolades from the users and they have also voted in high numbers. The Arabic and English apps are merged into a single universal app. Users can change the language preference making it much better for the user experience.

Daleeli Mobile App

Daleeli Android app can be downloaded on Google Play store by Android users. This app is compatible with 3,924 Android devices worldwide. The app is developed for high end Android gadgets such as Samsung S6 and Samsung Galaxy Note 5. At the same time, it works well with low end Android handsets like Galaxy Duos and Ace. It also works perfectly fine with 7 and 10 inch tablets.

Google maps integration is developed nicely, that makes it very convenient for the users to use voice navigation through Google Maps. The Android app is already a hit with the users and they have provided positive feedback. Almost thousands of users rated the app and over 86% of them rated 4 to 5 stars for it.

The Daleeli Android app has received very positive feedback from the users, over 680 users rated the app and over 82% of them rated 4 or 5 starts for it.

The new apps has already generated many downloads and it continues to grow rapidly. Daleeli has announced its intent to launch a new context-based relevant in stream mobile ads as an innovative way of mobile advertising that has a positive value on the user experience based on their interests rather than traditional mobile banner advertising.

Daleeli – Saudi’s Local Business Directory

Al Wahda Express Saudi LLC is a subsidiary of Al Wahda Express Group of companies. Al Wahda Express has a dynamic, enthusiastic team of more than 700 people in 5 countries, who work in an environment that encourages responsiveness, learning, innovation and success. AWE’s strong sense of obligation to both our own employees and customers is reflected in the importance we place on personal and career development and providing exceptional return on investment to our valued advertisers.

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In 2010, Al Wahda Express Saudi Co. developed its business and produced the Saudi Directory for All Business and Services and named it “Daleeli“, which is considered the most widespread directory, covering all commercial, industrial and service business sectors in the Kingdom.

Daleeli ( is a leading offline and online local business directory in Saudi Arabia. Daleeli Directories are circulated all over Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The Directory is issued in eight editions in Arabic and English, Central Region, Western Region and Eastern Region (separate version in Arabic and another in English). For the Northern Region and Southern Region, it is (separate combined version in Arabic and English). Currently, Al Wahda Express Saudi is working on issuing the directory in four printed books, starting from the 8th Issue. One book will be in Arabic language, and the second one will be in English. The third and fourth book will be for Western, Northern and Southern regions, one will be in Arabic language and the second in English to facilitate and make easy searching process for users, and emphasize & enhance the advertisers by increasing the geographical scope of spread of their ads in printed directories.

These directories are distributed over business & services categories in Companies, Corporations, Factories, Hotels, Governmental Sectors, Embassies & Consulates and to limited category of Houses & Residential Compounds, in addition to delivery service with some local newspaper subscribers, and to their highness the princes, ministers and VIPs.

Distribution Statistics are given below.


S.No Sector Percentage
1 Hotels & Furnished Apartments 35%
2 Companies, Corporations & Factories 30%
3 Ministries & Government Offices 15%
4 Exhibitions & Conferences 10%
5 Individuals & Special Requests 5%
6 Advertisers for the all issues 2005 -2013 ( 9 Issues ) 3%
7 Embassies & Consulates 2%

Also the company provides directory order service on the internet locally & globally, as it is keen to ensure directory access to largest segment of users either from inside or outside the kingdom.

In 01/10/2010, Al Wahda Express Saudi launched the directory search service through the entirely developed website ( This website is characterized with its very high technology at the Middle East level. Some of its features are the Sophisticated Methodology of the Search Logic, Indexing System, the Search Engine Optimization System, the Text Prediction feature and Programming & Updating Operating System. This website became one of the most important search sites specialized in business and services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the number of visitors (Buyers) exceeded 3 million users per year.

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Daleeli is always ahead in providing remarkable, trustworthy and precise information to the prospective consumers. This unique initiative offers the business holder a simple and transparent way to promote businesses as well as services.

Promote and advertise your business details for free on our website for 2 weeks. The idea is to help and promote the latest entrant to the ever growing and competitive business division.

By adding your company details like: Website URL – Working Hours – Location Map – Logo – Brief Company Profile – Brands – E-mail – Photos – Product Keywords – Branches – Qr Code – Video Clip.

Since you fill the following fields, your Company Name, Telephone Number, Address and Location Map will appear on our site within 24 working hours, and then a password will be sent to your private e-mail to login directly to our site and upload the services you want to display within 48 working hours. 

Only Saudi-based businesses are permitted to be listed free-of-charge in our products.

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Top 10 reasons why you must advertise your business online

Digital marketing, online advertisement and web presence has become one of the most important strategies for businesses to promote and communicate their services and products. Now a day’s business and company owners have realized the importance of spreading brand messages through internet medium.  It is a faster way to reach out to potential customers and it also costs less than the traditional advertisement techniques.

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Let’s have a glimpse of the top 10 reasons why your business should advertise online.

  1. Online advertisement is promoted electronically; therefore businesses don’t have to pay extra costs that are associated with postage, printing or delivery. It is a great way of cost savings for the business owners.
  2. Targeted online advertisement will save time and generate quick results. In a shorter period of time it will reach out to more global customers.
  3. With the help of online advertisement campaign, the accessibility rate to the customers is 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  4. Online advertising reminds users to visit a particular website again and again. Mahout technology is used to attract frequent users to a website several times per day. Sales will be closed in a matter of seconds if the user is really interested to purchase a particular product.
  5. Quick changes can be made to your advertising campaigns. You can make necessary changes to advertisement content or images with the use of Content Management System. Therefore, it is really helpful in cutting the cost of reprinting because this process is performed electronically.
  6. In a recent survey, nearly 70% internet users believes that online advertising is more dependable than any other form of marketing. So it can be said that online advertising has gained huge popularity among the internet users.
  7. Potential customers in a specific area can be targeted with the help of online advertisement. The targeted marketing is useful to attract customers from a particular region.
  8. Marketing Analysis has become easy now. Get to know better and faster results on the latest market trends.
  9. Show your customers that you are part of an engaging, interactive global environment with a targeted online advertisement.
  10. 10) Many Businesses promote their identity using Brand image. The customers now recognize famous companies with the help of their logos and branding image.

Are you really interested in doing online advertising to promote your business?

Don’t delay this right decision. Give us a call on: 9200 00020 and we will promote your business and increase your customer base with our trusted online searchable database. is an online business directory allows you to advertise your products or services to potential buyers that can be quickly accessed by any source of medium like Desktop PCs, laptops, Mobile devices, tabs etc.  If you are a Saudi Arabia based business, you are entitled to one FREE regular type listing under a category of your choice, in both the English and/or Arabic sections of the directory specific to your location. To learn more logon to

Is Coffee Shop an Ideal Place to hangout?

Coffee shops in Saudi Arabia

Coffee is a world famous drink which is gaining tremendous growth in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Locals as well as the expats are getting inclined to the Westernized coffee culture and this trend is resulting in opening up of many Coffee Shops such as independent coffee shops, chained outlets and major coffee brands and thereby increasing their presence in Saudi Arabia.

As per the latest survey conducted by Food Industry experts, Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing markets for coffee in the Middle East region. Market Analyst predicts that the gross coffee sales in Saudi Arabia will grow by more than 50% in the next five years. Therefore, various International Coffee chains are expected to invest massively in the coffee industry in the oil rich nation.

Coffee beans are considered to be very healthy and if consumed in right quantity is a real stress buster as it is loaded with anti oxidants and beneficial nutrients. It is scientifically proven fact that people who have regular coffee have much lower risk of several diseases. According to one of the medical expert reports of USA, Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, colon cancer and liver related diseases.

Coffee shops in Saudi have become an ideal hangout for everyone to sit around and get themselves refreshed. A lot of people prefer going to a coffee shop as it provides an ideal ambience for them to sit, relax and have a conversation. It’s not just a stress buster as many corporate employees prefer to have business meetings over a cup of coffee these days.

Every city or town in Saudi Arabia has a list of coffee shops to choose from. Some Coffee shops in Saudi Arabia offer various bakery items served with their coffees. You will find different kinds of people from all walks of life visiting these coffee shops to have a relaxing time. You will also find elderly people talking on various topics including Businesses, Growth & Family affairs. Youths gather at coffee shops to spend time with their friends. Coffee shops offer various cookies, donuts & bakery items for the kids to enjoy.

Most of the coffee shops also have separate enclosed family sections to serve the families of that region. You find a lot of families coming in to enjoy the coffee and spend quality time with their loved ones.

Coffee shops are strategically located in and around work places, educational institutions, and residential colonies to target different kinds of people. Many coffee shops also target commercial areas including Shopping Malls to serve their specialties to its audience. There are varieties of coffee that is prepared and served by different coffee shops. Most of the common and famous coffees that are served are Cold Coffees, Frappes, Americano, Cappuccino and Espresso. Irish coffee is fast gaining immense popularity in and across the region of Saudi Arabia. These coffees are usually served with biscuits, muffins, cakes & traditional desserts as well.

Several coffee shops are available in every part of the Kingdom. With the help of Smart Phones, It’s no big deal to find coffee shops in and around your area. is one such local search engine with all the business directory listings that also include your favorite coffee shops. People with smart phones usually use the Daleeli Mobile application to make their relevant searches.

Trends & Adoption of IT Services in Saudi Arabia

IT Services in Saudi Arabia

The IT Services Market in the Middle East was valued at USD 4 Billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach 6 Billion by the year 2016.  According to a report by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of one of the GCC Countries, there has been a growth of almost 10% annually over the last five years in the Middle East.

The government has major steps in supporting the IT initiatives in the entire region.  The government of Saudi Arabia has taken excellent initiatives to implement E Governance in major departments. A lot of government offices, schools and colleges are implementing E Governance which has helped them in their growth across the Kingdom.

One major factor for the growth of IT Sector in Saudi Arabia is the rapid growth of the SME segment over the past few years. This rapid growth of SME’s in the region has resulted in great demand for IT Services.  Basically it’s the Large Corporations & government organizations which are the major customers of IT Services in the region, however the rapid growth of the SME’s has resulted in a real increase in the demand of IT Services across the region. More and more SME’s are using technology to reduce the overall costs of an organization.  The trend keeps to be gaining momentum every passing year and is likely to grow more quickly in the coming years.

A lot of large Corporate and government organizations are the major trend setters in the Kingdom. The adoption of Project based IT Services which includes the likes of Customized software Development, Business Application & Development , IT Consulting , Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions & CRM implementations have helped these organizations manage their operations immensely.  A lot of these companies in Saudi Arabia now realize the importance of Cloud computing solutions. They understand the scalability and cost effectiveness it gets to their company and so a lot of private organizations are not integrating their IN HOUSE IT infrastructure with cloud based services.

Due to increase in demand of IT Services across the Kingdom, there is also increase in the number of IT Business Management Companies, Software Development Companies & Web Development companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Due to this increase there is an increased competition to deliver better services at competitive prices across the entire region.  The adoption of Software and IT Solutions has helped product development life cycle and has helped companies to stream line their work flow. However, the IT Services market in Saudi Arabia still faces certain challenges which include the scarcity of highly qualified IT Professionals in the region. There are certain other challenges for the IT Services like the regulatory hurdles. A few softwares can affect the privacy of the data and so it becomes a regulatory hurdle.  There are also places in the Kingdom which has in adequate tele communication infrastructure and so it becomes challenging to carry out High end IT Enabled services across these zones.

Despite of all these challenges, IT Enabled Services will continue to grow at a rapid pace in the entire Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The adoption of Project Based IT Services and the emergence of standard Software Development Companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are most likely to keep the IT Services Market Growth in the years to come.

Local business directory listing and its benefits

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Online local business directories are immensely popular amongst people as they provide an easy access to businesses operating in their locality. These directories assist people in locating addresses of various businesses along with their respective contact numbers. In a way, they help people save precious time and money by providing accurate information about anything and everything that a person is looking for. Had it not been for local online business directories, people might have had to wander about in order to locate businesses that they wish to get in contact with. Given the availability of these directories along with the plethora of information that they have to offer, physically wandering about from one block to the other and one lane to the next seems needless and a sheer waste of valuable time.

Let us assume that you have a water leak at your home that needs to be fixed at the earliest. In this situation it does not make any sense to call a plumber who is based on the other side of the city. The primary reason being that it may take him a long time to get to your place as he is based a long distance away from your home. Secondly, it might not be financially feasible. In fact, the provision of services may well prove to be a lot more expensive and substantially above the normal industry service charges.  He may charge you additionally for the distance he had to travel and the time he had to dedicate exclusively to you. In short, this will not work for you. The solution in this scenario is to take assistance of local business directories available online and you are bound to come across a number of plumbers based within your area or near enough to it.

The consumer is not the only one who benefits from local online business directory, business establishments too benefit greatly by availing their services. First of all, getting their respective businesses listed online gives them additional exposure as a lot more people come to know about their individual business and the services that they provide. If a particular business is listed on 30 online directories it translates into 30 more avenues for that business to get customers through. It can be said that listing a business online for the convenience of customers can in fact be a form of advertising for that business owner. Hence, online business directories can prove to be mutually beneficial, both for the customers as well as the business establishments.

If you happen to be a business owner, then there are a few additional benefits of listing your services online that you need to know about. To begin with, any decent online directory gives you a live link to your company’s website. This helps in a couple of ways; first of all it helps increase the traffic to your website as people might click on the link provided by the directory. Secondly, as each click translates into a vote for your website, it helps improve your website’s search engine ranking. If you come to know that you are getting traffic via a particular directory, then that directory is clearly doing a remarkable job and it makes sense to stay associated with it. is the most popular online business directory in Saudi Arabia and is the number one go to website for consumers and business establishments alike.

A travel guide to Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia

travel guide to Jeddah city

Jeddah is the second largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the capital city of Riyadh. Located in the Hijaz Tihamah region, it is the largest city in the Makkah province and is the largest seaport on the Red sea. Its population is roughly estimated to be around 3.4 million.

The city was founded about three thousand years ago by fishermen who settled here after their fishing expeditions. Later, it was inhabited by the Quda’ah tribe about 2,500 years ago. It was during the Caliphate of Othman Bin Affan (May Allah be Pleased with Him) in 647 A D that this city and its port witnessed a major uplift and transformation. This was primarily done in order to welcome the pilgrims coming by sea to perform Hajj at Makkah. Even today, Jeddah is the main passage leading to Makkah for people coming by air, sea or land.

Jeddah is one of those cities in Saudi Arabia that attracts a large number of tourists each year. It is amongst the Kingdom’s primary resort cities and was named a Gamma world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Its preference for seafood is greatly influenced by its close proximity to the Red Sea and is unique to the city. The food culture here is unlike anywhere else in the Kingdom. The city offers all those elements that promise tourists and vacationers an unforgettable and pleasant experience.

One of the must visit sites in Jeddah is Al-Balad. The word ‘Balad’ literally means ‘City’. Built in the 7th century, it was a historic center for the port city. Today, it is a marvelous blend of history and modernization. Al-Balad is genuinely a shopper’s paradise. From clothes and accessories to oils and spices, you can find almost anything and everything available here.

Another place which cannot be ignored is the Corniche of Jeddah. Located along the Red Sea, it is a vast coastal resort area of this majestic city. Some of its features include a coastal road, pavilions and recreational areas. The Al-Rahman Mosque (previously known as the Fatimah Mosque) is also located in the vicinity of the Corniche and is a huge tourist attraction.

Atallah Happy Land Park is yet another offering which cannot be passed. It offers various different kinds of rides for children and adults and is an absolute must visit, especially for families. It is an amusement park that has numerous indoor and outdoor rides and attractions, as well as a bowling alley and an ice skating rink. It boasts a wonderful 6D theatre and is also a perfect place for dining and shopping.

All in all, Jeddah is a city that has something for everybody. It has much to offer, there is a lot to see and a lot to do. Your stay here is bound to be an interesting and a pleasant one.

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Daleeli logo is the No.1 Free business listing website in Saudi Arabia. has the detaisl all business in Saudi Arabia along with the International Dialing Codes, Emergency Numbers phone Number, Embassies, Consulates details and also Important Saudi Government Websites list.

In 2010, Al Wahda Express Saudi Co. has developed its business and has produced the Saudi Directory for All Business and Services “Daleeli” (2010/2011) and (2011/2012), which is considered the most widespread directory, covering all commercial, industrial and service business sectors in the Kingdom. The company is issuing, printing, marketing as well as distributing the directory free of charge.

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