UAE: Google Arabia announced that it has added new mapping domains for 11 countries across the Middle East/North Africa region, including all six countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Now, Google Maps will be easily accessible from local search domain in Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Users will also be able to use it in Arabic as well as English and French for some countries.
Users can use Google Maps to search for a city, navigate their way around towns, or find a local business.
According to AbdelKarim Mardini, Product Manager, Middle East & North Africa, Google; maps in Algeria, Libya, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar have been made possible in large part by passionate users mapping their countries via Google Map Maker. Map Maker allows users to use their local knowledge to practically edit the entire map – from roads, businesses, parks, schools and more. Google Map Maker is now launched in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.