Yahoo restructure reaches Dubai office

As part of Yahoo’s global efforts to ‘streamline operations’, a number of workforce reductions were implemented within its Dubai office last week, although the exact number is yet to be confirmed.

With the closure of operations in Cairo approximately one year ago, Yahoo continues to downsize it presence in the region. This latest report of restructure follows on from Yahoo’s announcement earlier this month of its plans to close its office in Amman, Jordan, by the end of 2014. While Yahoo Maktoob’s operations will now be supported from regional offices in Dubai and other locations, Yahoo’s Dubai office – which first opened in 2010 – appears to be the last remaining outpost for Yahoo in the Middle East.

DJ Bliss is newest Contributor on Yahoo! Maktoob

Marwan Parham Al-Awadi, aka DJ Bliss, has been officially announced as a Guest Contributor on Yahoo! Maktoob. In his new role, the Emirati DJ and TV personality will be talking about what’s hot and what’s not in the local and international entertainment scene.

“I’m grateful that Yahoo! Maktoob chose me as their contributor,” says Marwan. “I do several things at the moment from being a Presenter for Dubai One TV’s That’s Entertainment, to DJing, producing, and supporting local talents. These have given me a lot of exposure in the entertainment industry and allowed me to develop good relationships with local and international personalities. My page on Yahoo! Maktoob will be a platform for me to share all the most exciting news and information I gather, so please keep watching this space for more updates and thank you so much for all the support!”