Is Spotify launching in the Middle East?

On a high note; Spotify might finally be in tune with us…
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Is Spotify launching in the Middle East?

It seems this month is coming to a crescendo; starting from the revelation by Microsoft that it is in talks with Dubai officials to lift the Skype ban, and the reports that Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has held discussions about opening access to FaceTime in this region. All leading up to this momentous occasion, which could be the most exciting yet.

It is with a little head bop and fist pump we announce that Spotify could quite possibly be launching in the UAE – and it’s already advertising for employees. The job listings appeared last week advertising roles such as ‘Senior Editor Middle East and Africa’ and ‘Technical Account Manager Middle East and Africa’.

Not only that, but bass-ed on (sorry) the February reveal that Spotify had leased regional offices in various countries including the UAE, it’s safe to say we might be expecting this major development.

However, the music-streaming mega-giant continues to be mysterious when asked about plans, stating that 'Spotify’s long-term goal is to be available in every country, but we don't have any news to share on future launches at this time."

We don’t mean to harp on about it, but to be on the safe side, we’re already donning our headphones in preparation.

Photo: Jason Lloyd-Evans