Facebook announces plans to double staff in Dubai

September 1, 2014 9:16 am

Facebook is increasing its resources in Dubai to the double, including new senior management, as it aims to boost the social media network’s popularity among one of the fastest growing populations in the world – Arab youth. There are now 71 million Facebook users in the Middle East and North Africa, the company told Arabian Business. The figure has grown by 9 million users – counted by the number of individuals that log in at least once in a month – so far this year. More than 70 % of users log in on a mobile device.