UAE is Unique, Beautiful and Ambitious; so should be the Search, was
always on my mind.
Thousands of knives when all you need is a Spoon.
Have you ever searched in the search engines for things in UAE
and found the results to be totally not what you were looking for? I
encountered it many times; couldn’t find something so changed
my search terms. Sometimes when I couldn’t find what I was looking
for from search engines, I would speak to someone and ask them. Majority
of the time, people’s knowledge was much better than what the
search engines offered. I wished someone created something that allowed
the content from UAE to be searched in a way that makes better sense.
“Don’t just dream it, do it!” It took me two years
to figure out; people don’t want to compete in the search market,
Just because there are other big search engines. One day frustrated I
yelled “We need our own search engine, maybe I should create it”.
As time went by, the idea started to grow on me. My true passion which
also coincided with what I’ve always been good at, love of UAE and
technology. With the help of family and a few passionate like-minded people,
I finally made the plunge and never looked back.
Every time I felt overwhelmed or in the moment of weakness, I was able
to look at my role models;
I felt when HH Sheikh Mohammed said ,
On aspiring to be ‘number one’: “We, in the UAE, have
no such word as “impossible”; it does not exist in our lexicon.
Such a word is used by the lazy and the weak, who fear challenges and
progress. When one doubts his potential and capabilities as well as his
confidence, he will lose the compass that leads him to success and excellence,
thus failing to achieve his goal. I require you, youth, to insist on number
HH was talking to me.
Inside.Ae was born. A search engine, which combines what is available
online and allows you to localize it to what is important in the UAE by
sprinkling it with local knowledge, adding to it and bundling it, for
everyone else to consume. With every additional person searching for same
thing, makes the bundle even better.
As more people find out about it and seeing how they come back again
and again, is just amazing.
knowing that you started something, saw it through and you are
seeing the benefits it brings to the people in my country, keeps me up
at night, Keeps me thinking “how can we make it better”?
While you are using inside.Ae, please think “how can it be better” and
send your feedback/ideas. What you see is the result of handful of people,
combining their thoughts together, Imagine if it included your ideas also.
Khamis Al Matrooshi