After reading Dr. Masha Petrova article about Increasing your value as a professional in the technical industry, I thought it's worth to share it as it's the same in here in the middle east zone.
It's all about who you know not what you know, I just would highlight associations or groups in the middle east may be will help you out.
-Linkedin, as mentioned in her article is full of groups in technical field and other field as well.
-Facebook, also have it's own world of associations, groups and organizations.
-Techwadi, yet another site for associations related to Arab professionals.
-the Information Technology Association of Jordan.
-The Arab Science and Technology Foundation.
This was gathered from a small research, You are most welcomed to add more if have some.