No Arabic language or subtitles in the local store.
Apple has been working over-time in the Middle East to not only launch the iPhone 5 but also make the iTunes music store available in the region with a healthy selection of Arabic music. Following music Apple has now also made movies available in the UAE iTunes store.
This might sound great but there are two issues that need to be sorted with movies. First, all the movies are only available in Standard Definition and not High Definition. Second and more importantly, most movies are not available in Arabic language or have subtitles in Arabic. This does not make much sense.
We checked out Disney’s latest cartoon Brave that is available on the iTunes music store in the UAE but without Arabic language or sub-titles. That same cartoon is officially available in BluRay and DVD across most video stores in Arabic language. So it’s not a matter of the content not being available in Arabic but most likely a licensing issue that desperately needs addressing.