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UAE Mobile Wallet Market to Grow at a CAGR of 12.12% during the Forecasted Period

High adoption of technological innovations by financial institutes and increasing internet penetration and smartphones are driving the UAE Mobile Wallet Market.

According to TechSci Research report, “UAE Mobile Wallet
Market - By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2028F, UAE mobile wallet market is predicted to grow at CAGR of 12.12% to reach USD 7183.93 million by 2028. The changing customer preferences toward digital payment methods and the rise of various e-commerce platforms are expected to drive the market growth of mobile wallet in the approaching years, leading to an expected healthy expansion of the mobile wallet market in the UAE region.

Over the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic shift in the UAE's digital ecosystem due to the expansion of supportive infrastructure and pro-business government policies. UAE has become the Middle East's most digitally friendly country, with a staggering 99% of the population routinely accessing the internet, according to the UAE Internet and Mobile Statistics. Over the past several years, there has been an increased focus on digital services and smartphone usage in the UAE. The availability of cutting-edge features at reasonable pricing has been credited for the dramatic rise in the use of mobile internet. In UAE, where there are 18.38 million mobile connections, smartphones are the most popular and convenient way to access the internet (53%).

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Based on Technology, the Quick Response (QR) code is the leading segment in the UAE Mobile Wallet with a market share of 52.78% in 2022 & and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.62% between 2023-2028.and followed by Near field communication (NFC) with a market share of 35.33% in 2022. The appropriate setting for the QR Code has been established by the expansion of mobile network coverage and the increasing accessibility of smartphone’s online content over time. By eliminating multiple tedious procedures and giving instant access to helpful information that enhances transparency, virtually all smartphones now come with a Code reader, which has considerably increased accessibility. In addition, the QR Code's arrival implies that consumers may now connect more deeply with companies and products through design. In the years to come, it is anticipated that businesses and investments would grow more dependent on innovative technology as a result of Covid-19. In the near future, it is expected that these investments and growth will continue to rise and spread throughout the UAE mobile wallet market. ICA QR Code clearance is a new requirement for tourists visiting UAE. The federal authority for identification and citizenship of the United Arab Emirates has modified its official website and included a new page where users may request ICA QR code approval.

In terms of regional analysis, the UAE Mobile Wallet Market is segmented into Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and the Rest of the UAE. The UAE's Dubai area held the greatest market share for mobile wallets in 2022 with a 56.79% share. Due to the importance of e-commerce, the high level of industrialization and the region's high internet penetration, there are a lot of transactions taking place in the emirate, which may be linked to the region's leadership in the field. Dubai is the second-richest emirate after Abu Dhabi, which serves as the financial centre of the United Arab Emirates. Jebel Ali, the primary port in the Middle East, is located in Dubai, which is a bustling commercial and tourism hub. Since the establishment of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in 2004, Dubai has expanded to become a significant worldwide hub for service industries such as banking. The UAE provides low-tax environments and fresh investment possibilities in both free-zone and mainland countries, After the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Law was passed in 2018, the UAE started providing a wide range of investment options in both mainland and free zone jurisdictions. The UAE hopes to rank among the top 10 global investment destinations by 2030 and is working to draw in USD 150 billion of inward foreign investment. The region has a higher concentration of businesses and industries, which makes it the main recipient of FDI from the nation and fuels the region's expansion. Dubai has been ranked as the nation's leader in terms of industrialization and modernization, making a considerable contribution to the GDP.

Key market players in the UAE Mobile Wallet Market include:

  • Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat Wallet)
  • Emirates Digital Wallet LLC (Klip)
  • First Abu Dhabi Bank (Pay it)
  • Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (Du)
  • Alphabet Inc. (Google Pay)
  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Samsung Pay)
  • Apple Inc. (Apple Pay)
  • Careem Networks FZ LLC
  • Ant Group (Alipay)
  • WePay Inc.


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“The industry is expanding due to several factors, including the increasing use of mobile devices, open banking, contactless payments, and digital currency. By the end of 2022, more than 90% of the population will have access to mobile wallet services, with 100% penetration, anticipated by 2023. The emergence of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), a rise in smartphone usage, and the high number of people without bank accounts are among few of the major factors that are anticipated to offer lucrative growth opportunities to mobile wallet providers in the United Arab Emirates, during the forecast period. The government's efforts to make the nation cashless and digital are only a few more useful ones. The massive increase in digital payment transactions and card payments in UAE may be attributed to the outbreak of the disease. ”Therefore, these factors are fuelling the market growth of the “UAE Mobile Wallet Market in the upcoming years, Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based global management consulting organization.


UAE Mobile Wallet Market By Type (Semi-Closed, Open, Closed), By Technology (Quick Response (QR) Codes, Near Field Communication (NFC), Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST), Others), By Ownership (Telecom Operators, Device Manufacturers, Tech Companies, Banks), By Application (Entertainment & Travel, Bill Payments, Food & Drinks, Groceries, Peer-to-Peer Transfer, Others), By Region, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2028F, has evaluated the future growth potential of UAE Mobile Wallet Market and provides statistics and information on market structure, size, share, and future growth. The report is intended to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision-makers take sound investment decisions. Besides, the report also identifies and analyzes the emerging trends along with essential drivers, challenges, and opportunities present in the UAE Mobile Wallet Market.

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