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Accelerate your revenue with a new audience of customers throughout United Arab Emirates - without friction or complexity.

*The sale of certain products in this market may be subject to international export regulations. If you would like to learn more about selling into this market, lets chat.

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Why Sell into United Arab Emirates?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a wealthy nation with high internet and smartphone usage, digitally savvy consumers, and a projected double-digit increase in ecommerce revenue through 2022. More than 60% of shoppers in the UAE have completed an online transaction and the average purchase is $150, which is comparable to shoppers in the U.S. and UK. UAE shoppers don’t make as many purchases as their U.S. counterparts (19 annual purchases in the U.S. compared to 2-4 annual purchases in the UAE), which suggests there is room for revenue growth. The UAE ecommerce market is projected to grow by 31% annually, reaching $9 billion by 2022.

Localized Shopping Experiences in United Arab Emirates

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Available currencies will depend on the payment method provider, as well as any regulatory restrictions.


Available Product Categories

Digital River can support the sales of these types of products for this specific market.

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Logistics Support for United Arab Emirates

Our global logistics solution works in concert with your existing supply chain. No need to secure new carriers and warehouses. Gain faster, more economical shipping options to reach new customers around the globe.

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Popular payment types in United Arab Emirates

Credit card is the most popular payment method in the UAE with a 39% share and Visa representing over 60% of cards used. Cash, bank transfers and wallets like PayPal are also widely used.

United Arab Emirates Available payment types for United Arab Emirates

The list below represents the current categories of payment options Digital River supports for this market.

Payment methods for United Arab Emirates

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$421.1B GDP 10M Total Population 96% Internet Usage

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