Awok was in operation for seven years.


Awok home of Dh1 deals in UAE shuts down


DUBAI – UAE-based e-commerce retailer Awok, which became popular for its Dh1 deals, has shut down amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a statement on its website, Awok was forced to close operations “given the current global situation it left the company no other choice than to close its platform for good”.

The company did not give details about plans for its staff and suppliers in the wake of the closure.

Awok was founded in 2013 by Kyrgyzstan entrepreneur Ulugbek Yuldashev. It employed more than 700 employees.

Last year, Yuldashev had announced receiving financing of $30 million, which he said will be used for the company’s expansion plans. ICA/Expat Media

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