AWOK.com launches its services in KSA

Updated 18 September 2017
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AWOK.com launches its services in KSA

AWOK.com, the UAE’s largest e-commerce player, has now ventured into Saudi Arabia. This is in line with the company’s vision of expanding its operations across the GCC. Customers in the Kingdom will now be able to purchase from around 50,000 products across 30 categories.
With this new development, customers will now be able to purchase the products of their choice from the AWOK KSA website as well as on the Android and iOS application catering specifically to the Saudi market.
The website and AWOK mobile platform is bilingual and available in both English and Arabic. With the official launch of AWOK’s Saudi Arabia’s new e-commerce website and with just a few clicks, customers can now purchase select AWOK products and have them delivered right to their doorsteps.
This development comes as a part of AWOK’s dedication to personalizing its website and application for each market and improving the shopping experience through deals and promotions specific to the country. The AWOK e-commerce platform is now available across the Kingdom.
Commenting about this launch, Ulugbek Yuldashev, CEO and founder, AWOK.com, said: “This is an exciting time for us as we want to further build on our growth story and expand our online presence to become closer to our customers in the Kingdom while providing them with a remarkable and convenient shopping experience. Our aim is to become the top e-commerce platform in the Kingdom within the next two years. We are seeing some excellent traction with our customers in Saudi Arabia.
“Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets in the MENA region. We have seen high demand for shopping online in the Kingdom, given the region has one of the largest Internet penetrations in the Middle East. Around 75 percent of the population has access to the Internet.
We cater to all age groups, with an extremely user-friendly and convenient online shopping experience.”
AWOK is continuously pursuing new ways of enhancing the shopping experience of its customers through providing convenience and bridging geographical boundaries. According to Statista, e-commerce revenues in the country exceeded $4.5 billion in 2016 alone. By 2020, the market size for e-commerce in the country is expected to grow to $8.35 billion, with the number of customers set to exceed 17.5 million by 2021.


Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain’s dedicated booth at the GITEX Technology Week. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 16 October 2018
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Zain advocates ‘New Kuwait’ vision at GITEX

Zain Kuwait inaugurated its dedicated booth at the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX Technology Week 2018). The international event is hosted in Dubai until Oct. 18, where technology leaders and pioneers gather under one roof for five days to showcase the latest tech applications that will enrich the digital world’s revolution. 

The opening ceremony witnessed the visit of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, where he was welcomed by Zain Group’s Vice Chairman and Group CEO Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi and Zain Kuwait’s Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al-Roudhan. The ceremony was attended by Kuwaiti Consul General in Dubai Diab Al-Rashidi, as well as Zain’s executive management and strategic partners from global firms.

During his tour at Zain’s booth, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his admiration of the role Zain plays in transforming the telecom sector in the Middle East, as well as the company’s efforts in advancing innovation within the enterprise sector that witnesses constant leaps of change in the region’s markets. 

GITEX Technology Week, organized by the Dubai World Trade Center and featuring the biggest global companies, organizations, and entities from the telecom and IT industry, is considered one of the biggest events in the industry around world. 

Through its participation in GITEX, Zain aims to showcase its capabilities as an active partner in achieving the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan (New Kuwait 2035) that stems from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s conceptualized vision of a new Kuwait by 2035, which is based on five expected outcomes and seven key pillars. Through its booth at GITEX, Zain provides the technologies required under each of the seven pillars to achieve the goals of the Kuwait National Development Plan. 

At GITEX, Zain offers its latest innovative solutions based on the seven pillars of the Kuwait National Development Plan, which are Smart Security, Smart Education, Smart Health, Smart Mobility, Smart Living, Smart Economy, and Smart Infrastructure. 

The smart solutions Zain showcases at GITEX include solutions for Smart Security, like access control, identity management, mass notification, video surveillance, intercampus communications, and business intelligence. Solutions for Smart Education include connected classrooms and virtual classrooms. Solutions for Smart Health include remote chronic illness management, remote medical collaboration solutions, health care cloud services, and more. 

Zain’s smart solutions also feature solutions for Smart Mobility, including smart parking, remote monitoring, and smart public signage. Solutions for Smart Living include smart districts, energy management, facility management, smart metering, smart lighting, smart benches, digital signage, and smart waste bins. Smart Economy solutions include the smart investment platform, E-Wallet, payment platform, and smart retail. Finally, Smart Infrastructure solutions include the integrated DNX Platform, which enables all individual services to run in a cohesive environment, and synergizes across applications by fusing data and analysis to provide a 360-degree platform view for digital service development, management, and operations.