We invest in stars!

If you have the killer idea, the drive, the energy and most importantly the ambitionand are willing to stick it long term, then we are the team for you. Give us a shout !

Maktoob was born out of a simple idea developed by two young entrepreneurs, who at the time battled the norms of traditional business in the Arab World, but with a vision that the Arabic Internet will grow and become an integral part of everybody's life, Maktoob became an inspiring success story in the region after its sale to Yahoo.

Jabbar was then setup by the same group of entrepreneurs, and continues to grow and make way in the internet sector in the region. It is in this spirit that we embrace any entrepreneur in the Arab World who is willing to innovate and take risks in order to create something great.

Jabbar nurtures such individuals and supports nacent ideas that are in line with its mission. So join our journey :-)


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    The first and only online weather portal for the Middle East.

  • BKAM?

    The leading price comparison site in the Middle East.

  • Cashu

    Payment provider for the unbanked and un-carded.

  • Designer-24

    The First Luxury Fashion Rental Service in the Middle East.

  • Instabeat

    Wearable performance measuring device for swimmers.

  • InstaShop

    Groceries made easy.

  • Newsgroup

    The leader in news content monitoring, management and creation.

  • Nibras

    Video e-learning platform.

  • Officerock

    The first online office products store.

  • Payfort

    Online payment processor.

  • Souq

    The leading e-commerce site in the Middle East.


  • Maktoob

    First and largest Arabic online portal sold to Yahoo.

    Exit to Yahoo!

  • Cobone

    Leading daily deals site in the Middle East.

    Exit to Tiger


  • Dubai - UAE

    Dubai Internet City
    Building No. 03, Office No. 210, Second Floor Dubai ,UAE

    P.O.Box: 500253 Dubai, UAE
    Phone: + 971 4 446 2767
    Fax: + 971 4 440 4843
    E-Mail: info@jabbar.com

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