Retail shops selling goods to walk-in customers, and retailers who may take orders by phone or online but deliver goods only to the local area. This category can include malls, convenience stores, clothing, food, flowers and gifts, sporting goods, books and music.

Online shops, and shops where the focus is selling and delivering goods nationally and/or internationally will be listed at country level and may also be eligible for listing in the Shopping/ directory.

The following retailers should submit to the indicated categories for this location. If the categories do not exist, submit to the parent category. Artists and Galleries - Arts_and_Entertainment/Artists_and_Galleries/ Auto dealers - Business and Economy/Automotive. Garden centers and nurseries - Business_and_Economy/Home_and_Garden/Nurseries/ Drug stores, pharmacies, opticians, eyewear retailers, and equipment for assisted living are listed in the Health categories for this location. Businesses that offer only online, phone, or mail order sales will not be listed in Regional Shopping categories, with three exceptions:
(1) The B&E/Shopping category at the country level may contain online shopping sites if the prices are quoted in the local currency and the products are shipped from that country.
(2) Businesses that offer sales online or by phone/mail only to customers in a limited geographic area (example: online grocery delivery services) may be listed in a category corresponding to their sales area.
(3) Online shopping companies that have a substantial local presence (for example, as an employer) in the city where they base their operations may be considered for listing in that city.

This category is specifically for resources covering the whole of the Middle East region. Please do not submit country-specific sites here. Select an appropriate country level category and submit your site there.

Sites submitted here should have a substantial English language content. Non-English sites should be submitted to the appropriate World category.

Tips for Faster Acceptance:
  • This category is reserved for sites based in, or about, two or more countries, or providing specific information relevant to the Middle East region as a whole.
  • Location should be readily apparent on the site. The service area should also be apparent when applicable.
  • Submitted title should match the name of the organization or entity. The description should be factual. Don''t Use Excessive Capitalization or ALL CAPS.
  • Submit to the most appropriate sub-category when possible. Compare existing listings for best results.

Submitting your site to the wrong category could delay your site''s addition to the directory