Yelp for the Arab World Jeeran Launches in Egypt!
The user review app and site Jeeran officially launched in Cairo and Alexandria this week to
help customers make buying decisions and document their experiences with places around the
With this launch, the Amman-based company now covers 39 cities in 6 countries across the
region including Jordan, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. The soft launch of Cairo and Alexandria
has begun early this year with a local team working on the ground, collecting data, adding
photos, and encouraging friends to document their own experiences with restaurants and cafes
to make sure there is enough quality content by the time the official launch is announced.
“We’re very excited about finally launching in Cairo and Alexandria” Said Omar Koudsi, Jeeran’s
CEO. “Being two of the most diverse cities in the Arab world, we’re expecting to see a whole
new way of interaction with Jeeran; a way that will allow us to learn and offer new services
constantly” he added.
Jeeran attracted tens of thousands of visitors from Cairo and Alexandria during the soft launch
and is aiming to soon make its services available to other cities including Port Said, Al Mansura,
Shubra and Luxour to have Egypt fully covered. Today, Jeeran covers Greater Cairo and
Alexandria with over 55,000 places and nearly 1,000 user reviews on them.
Romouz Sadeq, Jeeran’s Chief Product Officer said “The lack of Arabic-first user review
platforms where everyone is allowed and welcome to contribute encouraged us to accelerate
the launch of new cities”. She also added “We have learnt how to build communities and spread
the review culture through previous launches; I can say the challenges & opportunities are very
similar to what we have experienced elsewhere in the middle east”
Jeeran is designed to help users find the best places and services in the city whether they’re
looking for the greatest restaurant, closest ATM, or the most talented mechanic. It offers
reviews, maps, as well as photos and allows users to document their own experiences on those
Jeeran services are available through the website jeeran.com and for all smartphone users on
iOs, Android, & Windows Phone.