Maktoob team and home page throughout the years!

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Earlier today, Yahoo! and Maktoob officially announced the acquisition of, the largest Arabic website, by the international giant Yahoo! in a multi million deal, the financial figures weren’t announced but expectations suggest the deal worth more than $100 million.

It’s a huge milestone in the history of online media in the Arab world, and I guess in the media sector in general. Maktoob started 9 years ago as an email provider and succeed to grow into a community that attracts more than 16 million unique visitors a month!

I found these amazing photos on Maktoob Business showing maktoob’s home page development over the years, you can also see the growth in the team behind this Arabian success story!

courtesy of Maktoob Business

Author Bio

Samer Marzouq

Digital Media Superhero, Online Marketing Pro, Mad-Men Fellow, Tech Junkie, Advertising Whiz, Chief-Blogging-Officer, Bilingual Copywriter, Amateur Photographer

  • kinzi

    This may seem so wierd, but I am SO proud of them!!! YAY, Maktuubers!!!!

  • tas

    so, maktoob is now part of microsoft empire…. yahoo was acquired by microsoft few weeks ago.. good or bad?

  • BuJ

    I love maktoob and actually joined them as soon as they opened coz i thought they had a good future.. actually i haven’t used their e-mail in a while because i found i avoid writing in arabic hehehe.. but still i believed in them and i still believe in them.. good luck maktoob!!

    i’d wonder what the west thinks of and