Soon there might not be a need to keep trying so damn hard to find a way to make Spotify work in Egypt. Recently, Spotify announced two Dubai-based job offerings on their website. This made several news websites and online audiences speculate that this is the pre-text for launching Spotify in the MENA region.

No specific date was announced, but it is expected that it will be here by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019.

If you don’t know what Spotify is, then you’re not actually a music addict! Spotify hosts a library containing most of the world’s songs, and allows you to stream them online in the best quality and easiest of ways. It‘s already available in Europe, Australia, America, New Zealand, and parts of Asia. People (we are the people) from other parts of the world are dying to use it too, especially since it allows users to download entire albums and enjoy tunes without need for the internet.

We also can’t help but wonder if Spotify’s launch in the region will make it home to classics, and no, we aren’t talking about Amr Diab and Fayrouz (by the way, these artists already have songs on Spotify), we are talking about Sha3by tunes. We mean, can you imagine the downloads this application would get if it featured hits like “la2 la2” and “Mezmar Abdel Salam”? Something good is coming folks, and here’s hoping it will include our favourite Arabic turn-up jams!

By Sara Mosharef