Dubai Web Design: How to Build a Successful Website in Dubai

Most business houses in Dubai work under the impression that flaunting a stunning web design in the Dubai web market is all that they need to make their website an instant hit. Well, they couldn’t be more wrong!

A great web design for the Dubai market is one that is easy on the eye and features straightforward navigation, built-in interactivity, and great content. It should preferably also be built and suited for Dubai ecommerce (if required) and should be easily found on search engines.

As of now, there are only a handful of Dubai web development companies that are equipped to deliver a website that features all of the above qualities. So, you have to be careful in selecting a Dubai web development firm for developing your website. Nevertheless, whomsoever you select, the following factors must be incorporated in your website to make it a great success in Dubai’s throbbing, red-hot marketplace:

1. Your website must feature a simple yet stylish design. Don’t make a website with loads of flash and animations thrown in because they take considerable time to download and thus make the site slower. Remember, Dubai’s Internet users who surf looking for business prefer fast and simple websites.

2. Needless to say, your website’s navigation must be simple, logical, crisp and easy. Because that’s what all serious Internet users expect from a quality website. If you are selling something then make sure that the firm you engage can flawlessly program and maintain a payment gateway tailored for Dubai.

3. Next is content, which as you know and, as the saying goes, is the king. If your website is content-based, then you have to ensure that it carries fabulous content. Remember, ordinary content is everywhere and every web user knows that. If and only if you hoist superb content regularly can you expect to accumulate a massive user database. Now herein lies the crunch – a whole lot of Dubai web development firms are not content-savvy, but there are a few who have an in-house content team or have tied with freelance professionals. You must entrust your web development work only to such firms. One more thing, if you are selling something and have built in a strong Dubai payment gateway, then all the content that you post on your website must, in some way or the other, lead to your Dubai payment gateway, because ultimately you want people to buy your goods.

4. If you want to hawk your product or service to Dubai’s burgeoning Internet market, then you must get a Dubai ecommerce shopping cart built into your website. Of course, your product will succeed if it has value and is priced reasonably. Only the real professionals can help you build an error-free and smooth Dubai payment gateway – because not all web development firms in Dubai have adequate experience in building these.

5. Do not forget to build in interactivity into your site. Ask for feedback, take opinions, solicit suggestions, give away newsletters, do whatever it takes, but get some interactive elements going into your website.

6. Finally, your website must be search-engine-friendly – it must be easily found by the Dubai-based Internet users. And for that to happen you need your web development firm to perform a great Dubai SEO (Search Engine Optimization) job on your website. SEO in the Gulf region assumes great importance, and that is because the Internet market is growing and so are the number of online businesses. You need strong Gulf SEO in order to compete and make your profits.

This is what all you need to build a successful website in Dubai. Remember, the Dubai market is growing by leaps and bounds. The Internet penetration has reached 33% and is growing at a fast clip and multinational companies are setting up base in droves. If you want to do good business in Dubai, then having a good website is essential – not just a good-looking website, but one that has all the features listed above, with a strong focus on Dubai SEO because that is what is going to drive the traffic to your site.

Karel Zeman is an entrepreneur-founder of the Dubai based GO group of portals and web technologies services. Originally from Prague, Czech Republic, he has been leading a virtual life since 1996, providing web design and development solution to Middle East based regional and multinational companies.

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