Yelp for the Arab World Jeeran Launches in Egypt!

27 Apr, 2015

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 and for all smartphone users on

iOs, Android, & Windows Phone.



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