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Amazon and e-commerce in the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates are a highly conservative nation and still very much dominated by traditional offline retailing. The e-commerce market is on an upward trend, driven primarily by the demand of online shoppers from a young, tech-savvy population. Global e-commerce giants such as Amazon, Uber and Delivery Hero have entered the market to participate in the growth potential.

Short Facts

Payment methods

Credit cards and wallet apps are the main payment methods.

E-Commerce Turnover

At just under $12 billion, e-commerce accounts for 15% of total sales.


Consumers under the age of 34 make 73% of all online purchases.


Die E-Commerce-Branche erwartet ein jährliches Wachstum von 8,6 %.