They recently moved their offices out that way, paid for by the powers that be, in an attempt to boost the appeal of 'similar' industry being setup in that part of the world. Afaik.
Pretty much all EA sports development outside of the 'american' sports are now moved into new offices in the ME.
Your talking rubbish...
BioWare in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Austin, Texas, founded in February 1995, acquired October 2007 from Elevation Partners.
Criterion Games in Guildford, England, founded as Criterion Software in 1993, acquired in August 2004.
Bright Light, in Guildford, Surrey, formerly EA UK 
EA Canada in Burnaby, British Columbia, started in January 1983.
EA Casual Entertainment
EA China in Shanghai, People's Republic of China
EA Deutschland in Cologne, Germany
EA Digital Illusions CE in Stockholm, Sweden
EA France in Lyon, France
EA Freestyle in San Francisco, California, founded as EA Sports Big.
EIS (European Integration Studio) in Madrid, Spain
EA India, Noida, India
EA Brazil, São Paulo, Brazil
EA Korea in Seoul, South Korea, started in 1998.
EA Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California (includes Medal of Honor team, Danger Close), founded as DreamWorks Interactive LLC in 1995, acquired in 2000.
EA Romania in Bucharest, Romania, founded as JAMDAT Mobile Romania in 2005, acquired in 2006.
EA Russia in Moscow, Russia, translate in Russian
EA Mobile in Hyderabad, India
EA Mobile in São Paulo, Brazil
EA Montreal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada started in 2004.
EA North Carolina in Morrisville, North Carolina
EA Phenomic in Ingelheim, Germany, founded as Phenomic Game Development in 1997, acquired August 2006.
EA Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah, founded as Headgate Studios, founded in 1992, acquired December 2006.
EA Singapore in Singapore 
EA Sports in Vancouver, Canada and Redwood City, California, publisher of EA's sports franchise games
EA Tiburon in Maitland, Florida, founded as Tiburon Entertainment in 1994, acquired in 1998.
Easy Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2008 developing PC games for EA's new Play4Free series.
Maxis in Emeryville, California Currently a label only.
Mythic Entertainment in Fairfax, Virginia, founded as Interworld Productions in 1995, acquired in June 2006.
North American Testing Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opened in September 2008.
Playfish in London, England acquired in 2009.
PopCap Games in Seattle, Washington acquired in 2011.
Visceral Games in Redwood City, California, founded as EA Redwood Shores.