A new Games publisher called Game Power 7 was started in Dubai to publish/develop games targeting the Arab market. Check this interesting presentation that shows many facts about the region and gives you an idea about the culture/challenges faced by Game companies.
An interview with their general manager is posted at: http://www.incgamers.com/Games/2310/Interviews/Arabic-MMO-Interview/146
“The game is a localized version of Rappelz, the successful game from NFlavor. Our localized name is “Rappelz: Hope of Nations” ….. Our vision is to service the whole spectrum of gaming industry in the region, which includes game development, game publishing, and digital game content publishing. Our short-midterm plan is to focus on MMO Games and game content digital publishing.
High rates of game piracy in the region is a major barrier for conducting business in offline gaming genres.”