Arab countries are no different than other nations. There are now three popular ideas on the collaborative consumption in the Arab World comparable to what is going on around the world’s consumer markets:
Firstly, there is an ongoing paradigm shift in what it means to own a car, a bicycle, a household appliance, a book, a film or a piece of clothing. The value of a product is beginning to be seen regarding its use, not in its outright ownership, as per traditional consumer models. Secondly, there is an increased level of acceptance of used products, thanks partly to the popularity of online platforms for buying and selling used goods. And finally, people are also adopting what could be called collaborative lifestyles, in which not only sharing products but people share their time, space and expertise as well.