Following its success in Egypt, and a surge in its usage during the Coronavirus outbreak, the matchmaking app now operates across the GCC, Turkey and Indonesia.
Hawaya, the popular Cairo-born matchmaking app that not only connects single Muslims but aims to help them find the right marriage material partner, has now launched in GCC countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Since the coronavirus crisis swept the region in mid March, the matchmaking app has reported a 40% spike in the amount of DMs between users. The app has since also campaigned for its users to continue staying safe by following social distancing guidelines and quarantining, but keep on the pursuit of love.
Hawaya currently operates across the GCC, Turkey and Indonesia, and designed to fit Muslim culture and traditions. The app’s UI includes features such as offering women on the app the option to blur their photos, allows users to assign a ‘Guardian’, a trusted friend or family member to be a sort of chapron in during chats, and a rigorous system to authenticate members to avoid catfishing.
“We ensure that the journey to discovering your soulmate begins and remains respectful of your values, culture, and intentions. This is a great milestone for Hawaya, and we are humbled that Muslim community have warmly welcomed this unorthodox and modern approach to matchmaking. We look forward to celebrating many more success stories,” said Sameh Saleh, CEO of Hawaya.
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