Most Popular Social Media Sites In United Arab Emirates, Q1 2013 [CHART]

Chart - Most Popular Social Media Sites In United Arab Emirates

As in much of the Middle East, Facebook is the top social network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to GlobalWebIndex, 78% of internet users in the UAE accessed the site in Q1 2013. In addition, Facebook users grew nearly 10.4% between Q2 2012 and Q1 2013. Google+ and Twitter round off the top three social networks in the country.

The UAE’s population is more likely to be online than in any other country in the Middle East: 71% of the nation’s residents were online in December 2012, according to Ipsos MediaCT. As a result, a significant portion of the population is using social media; the Dubai School of Government found 40.6% of people in the UAE were accessing Facebook in June 2012. Only Israel ranked higher. Read the rest at eMarketer.