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Send money to UAE

Send money to your family and friends in the United Arab Emirates for cash pickup in minutes1 with Western Union. Choose how you pay and use our app to track your money transfer.

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    We encrypt your transfers

    We are committed to keeping your data secure

    We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your banking details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit4 or debit card

    Ready to send money?

    Send money to UAE in a few taps with our app

    Save the details of receivers you frequently send funds to for faster payments.

    Start your money transfer online and pay in person.

    Use the MTCN to track your money transfer in real time.

    Scan the QR code to download the WU app.

    More information on how to send money to the UAE from the US

    Estimates before you send

    We give you a free estimate of how much a money transfer to the UAE might cost before you send, so you can budget accordingly.

    Use our price estimator

    On the go, on the app

    With our app, you can learn how to send money to UAE easily and quickly, from virtually anywhere.

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    Send money to a bank account

    Support your loved ones around the world by sending money straight to their bank account3.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Convenient money transfers

    You can choose to send money to the UAE online, via the app or in person. Whichever is easiest for you.

    Committed to security

    Our fraud prevention efforts help to give you peace of mind when sending money overseas.

    Register for free

    Registering for a Western Union profile is simple and free. Register online and complete your profile.

    International reach

    We have more than 59,0002 agent locations across the US alone, and can move your money to more than 200 territories and countries around the world.

    Sign up to send money to the UAE today

    Track your money transfer

    Use the tracking number (MTCN) on your receipt to track your money in real time. You can also share this with your receiver.

    Schedule money transfers

    With a Western Union profile, you can schedule money transfers for a future date, making sure you never miss an important date or special occasion again.

    Save receiver details

    Fed up with inputting the same details each time you make a money transfer? Store receiver details with Western Union and save time.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to the UAE?

    You can send up to 50,000 USD from the US to the UAE when transferring funds between bank accounts. The limit is 5,000 USD when you opt for cash pickup.

    How do I send money online to Dubai?
    1. To send money to Dubai online from the US, register for free or log in to your Western Union profile.
    2. Click ‘Send now’ and choose the UAE as your destination.
    3. Enter the amount you’d like to transfer and choose ‘Cash’ or ‘Bank account’3 as the receiving method.
    4. Pay by credit4 card, debit card or bank account transfer.
    5. Use the unique tracking number (MTCN) found within your confirmation email to track your money transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to the UAE?

    When sending money to the UAE online, you may need:

    • Your full name and address
    • Your receiver’s full name and address
    • A valid form of government-issued ID
    • Any requested bank details, if applicable.
    How do I send money to UAE from a Western Union agent location?

    You can transfer money to the UAE from more than 59,0002 Western Union agent locations across the US. Take a valid form of government-issued ID, as well as your receiver’s details, up to the counter. Then pay with your desired method – cash, debit card or credit4 card.

    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to the UAE?

    Use our price estimator to find out how much it might cost to send money to the UAE. You can also find information about transfer fees5, estimated delivery times, and view the exchange rates.

    1 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    2 Network data as of December 31, 2021.

    3 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)

    4 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment method

    5 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.