Social Media adoption rates are increasing at alarming speeds. Here is a study peformed by the University of Maryland.
The UAE Online Retail sector has gained significant traction over the last 2 years. This is due to an increase in spending on Internet Marketing campaigns in the region.
However, online retail prices are still high relative to other countries. Considering that the UAE is a region free of VAT, the high prices seems to be artificially inflated. However, at a closer glance, the main barriers to reducing online retail prices are the disorganized address system and inefficient national postal service.
Here is an interesting article comparing online retail prices in the UAE to those in the US.