XAAN, a digital-first startup in the vacation rental space, has officially launched a new web app designed to enhance stays for guests of rental apartments in Dubai. The service aims to maintain “hotel standards” within the industry and will also help connect apartment owners and guests with local suppliers and boost revenue from the sale of supplemental services.
“Digitalization is essential for 90% of holiday homes to compete with hotels and increase profits. XAAN offers a solution by providing advanced technology, hotel-grade services, and hospitality standards to make vacation rental businesses successful and profitable,” says Gleb Mykhailov, XAAN CEO.
To provide their unique solution, the XAAN development team has integrated with the task management system Teamatix, and the startup is now taking its offering a step further by introducing a guest-facing web app.
By verifying service providers, maintaining high standards of quality, and giving guests access to XAAN’s extensive hospitality knowledge, the team hopes to ensure an exceptional experience for travelers heading to Dubai on vacation or business trips.
As well as booking apartments, guests can reserve spa experiences, book laundry services, request breakfast or cleaning services, call taxis, and even book sightseeing tours. Overall, the new app shows great promise and offers the opportunity for holiday home business owners to increase their revenue.
Yalla!Hub Forms New Partnership With WEE Marketplace
The collaboration will accelerate e-commerce digitalization and allow for speedy deliveries across the Gulf countries.
After raising $6 million to expand into Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Yalla!Hub is now set to collaborate with WEE to facilitate the sale of products through both YallaMarket and the WEE marketplace. The companies plan to enhance the GCC e-commerce market using a range of innovative solutions for sales and delivery, presenting new opportunities for Emirati-based and foreign suppliers.
“This collaboration with WEE Marketplace signifies a major step forward in our mission to revolutionize e-commerce through digitalization in the UAE and GCC, making market entry and operations smoother both for customers and businesses. With this partnership, we’re able to extend the reach of brands to a wider audience,” explained Leo Dovbenko, CEO of Yalla!Hub.
Meanwhile, new partner WEE is uniquely positioned in the UAE and already well known for fast delivery services. The company’s WEE Marketplace will soon feature goods from Yalla!Hub on their platform, empowering Dubai shoppers with 1-hour delivery windows and a next-day service across the rest of the Emirates.
“WEE Marketplace and Yalla!Hub are absolute leaders of the UAE fast e-commerce market, and this partnership opens new horizons for brands, allowing them to enter at once both platforms. We choose the brands very carefully, aiming to give the best products to our customers,” said Anastasia Kim, CEO and co-founder of WEE marketplace.
The Emirati e-commerce market has now reached a value of nearly $13 billion and is expected to grow to $20 billion by 2027. Express deliveries account for 5.5% of total merchandise turnover, which currently stands at around $700 million. Among the express delivery categories, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, flowers, and groceries lead the way.