Global reach: Gain access to lucrative local and regional markets

Export sales are becoming increasingly important to the major publishing houses. Not only are translations more valuable as a source of revenue, export subsidiary rights allow publishers to sell the multilingual versions of books in foreign nations. The Arab world, and Gulf Countries in particular, represent a massive opportunity for growth and profit.

The region's population of 370 million is very young, with 50% being under 24 years old. These young minds are highly literate (85% literacy), digitally connected and tech-savvy (internet penetration is projected at 55% in 2018).

The book market in the United Arab Emirates is $233 million and is projected to triple by 2030.

As a whole, the Arab World's book market is valued at $1 billion.

Logistical advantage

The United Arab Emirates is the top logistics hub in both the Arabian Gulf and MENA region as a whole.

Sharjah has access to strategic waterways and modern air, land, and sea transportation infrastructure.

It is connected to the outside world via Sharjah International Airport, Port Khalid, Port Khorfakkan, and Port Hamriyah Free Zone. This is an enormous logistical advantage for your business.