Waterfront Digital


How we provided one of the largest independent family-owned multinationals in the Middle East with a modern online solution.

From its earliest beginnings in 1890 as a single person trading operation, YBA Kanoo is today one of the most trusted and diversified family-owned multinationals in the Arabian Gulf region.

Waterfront Digital were commissioned to build a new website for the conglomerate.

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The Challenge

YBA Kanoo had an outdated website which no longer reflected the business effectively. The company has, amongst many other business interests, 7 distinct business divisions, each with their own brand identity.

The website had to be dual language to support the company’s diverse business audience and customer base across the globe.

How We Helped

We produced a modern website which reflects the business in a modern setting, whilst still demonstrating the traditional values of the 130 year old family business and its impressive heritage. 

The website is dual language, Arabic and English, to cater for the company’s international business audience across the many countries in which it operates.

Each business division is  clearly highlighted across the site, making it easy for users to find the channel most relevant to them.

Impact & Results

Since the launch of the new website, YBA Kanoo have experienced:

  • A more modern online presence
  • An improved and more relevant search presence via SEO implementation
  • Better demonstrating the sheer scale of their operations to users
  • Business divisions have their own distinct presence on the website
  • A site in keeping with their most recent brand guidelines
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