Daily Deal Site Delivers Power of Collective Buying

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates- March 1, 2011 – Groupon (http://www.groupon.com) announces the launch of Groupon United Arab Emirates (UAE). Operating under the website http://www.groupon.ae, Groupon UAE will first serve Dubai and Abu Dhabi with live deals starting today and plans to expand into additional cities in future months.

“Groupon’s expansion to United Arab Emirates is another step in our development as a global Internet brand,” said Rob Solomon, president and chief operating officer of Groupon. “Groupon UAE will change the face of the local collective buying market, leveraging the best practices Groupon has pioneered in more than 40 countries around the globe.”

Since its launch in November 2008 Groupon has led a worldwide movement in e-commerce, using the principles of collective buying to bring millions of dollars in new revenue to local businesses while saving more than $1.8 billion for subscribers. Groupon UAE joins the Groupon network which serves more than 500 markets and 43 countries.

“The United Arab Emirates represents another incredible opportunity for Groupon and a huge win for both consumers and local UAE businesses,” said Faisal Haq, managing director of Groupon UAE. “We are thrilled to be able to deliver the benefits of Groupon to such a diverse and vibrant region of the world.”

About Groupon
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 500 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. For more information, visit http://www.groupon.com.
To get UAE Groupon daily free emails for the best in your city, visit http://www.groupon.ae.
To learn more on how to become a featured business on Groupon UAE, send an email to b2b@groupon.ae.

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Groupon Launches in United Arab Emirates

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