ArabiaWeather, a Jordan-basedmarket leader in innovation and technology for the Middle East weather and forecasting industry, today announced it has completed an investment round led by new investor Badia Impact Fund, alongside existing investors Jabbar Internet Group, led by the founders of regional success stories Maktoob, Dash Ventures, MENA Venture Investmentsand others. The company was founded by Mohammed Al-Shaker, the young Jordanian entrepreneur who has become a staple in the weather industry in the region.
ArabiaWeather.com – the first weather website of its kind in the Arab World, has been included in Alexa Internet’s (Alexa.com) list of the top 10 mostvisited websites in the Jordan. According to Alexa.com, a California based subsidiary of Amazon.com which provides commercial web traffic data, the website ranks 7th among other websites with a significant increase in web traffic since 2013. According to Google Analytics tool, a certified and reliable tool for measuring the users of the web sites/mobile apps globally, ArabiaWeather.com and ArabiaWeather App have been used by more than 5 million Jordanian residents in 2014 thus far.
Contrary to perceptions outside the region, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) experiences extremely diverse and varied weather, and the suite of ArabiaWeather platforms and mobile products allows people and businesses alike to receive timely, accurate local weather in Arabic – a key differentiator to the many non-Arabic weather services currently available. Today’s news comes as Al-Shaker seeks to expand the business’s operations further into the enterprise space, while consolidating its leadership in the consumer arena where ArabiaWeather has attracted 20 million unique users to its platforms in 2014.