Report Description

UAE e-pharmacy market is anticipated to register growth with an impressive CAGR in the forecast period, 2023-2027, on the account of increasing demands for the pharmaceutical products in the emergency situation. Increasing chronic diseases and demand for pharmaceuticals and therapeutics for the patients in case of prolonged treatment is further driving the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the upcoming five years. Moreover, increasing online shopping behaviors of the consumers and recent COVID-19 pandemic further aided the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market.

Expanding Pharmaceutical Industry Promises Market Growth

Pharmaceutical sector of the healthcare industry in the United Arab Emirates is expanding rapidly with the growing expanses in the healthcare industry by the government of the country. Increasing production and consumption of pharmaceuticals and therapeutics adds to the growing pharmaceutical industry. Moreover, the government imports large quantities of pharmaceuticals to satisfy the growing demands thereby driving the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the upcoming five years.

Dubai alone accounts for 18% of the pharmaceutical imports in the country that valued at USD4 billion in 2021. Increasing penetration of market players from the countries like India would support the market growth as well as Dubai has the potential to be MENA region’s pharmaceutical hub. This would increase the volume of the product available and value of the market in the subsequent years, thereby aiding the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the upcoming five years.

Internet Penetration Supports Market Growth

Online shopping, in-home delivery, quick deliveries, availability of the services for the prescription drugs too would further aid the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the next five years. Rising disposable income of the adult & young adult population has created enough scope for the market growth. The population is highly inclined toward online delivery services & e-commerce growth directly proportionate to the growth of the market.

Increasing penetration of smartphones, mobile phone based applications, increasing involvement of internet of things, along with simple user interactive apps for the consumers, and expansion of distribution channels through online portals substantiate the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the future five years. As of March 2021, there were around 3.27 million internet subscriptions in the UAE. 93% of the population is a daily user of internet based services that aids the market growth.

COVID-19 Played Major Role Toward Market Growth

Strict lockdown regulations due to COVID-19 viral infection for the span of two years from 2020-2022 has considerably shifted the consumers to fulfill their pharmaceutical, therapeutic and other demands through online portals. Due to lack of physical stores mostly for the over the counter drugs and related products, the consumers shifted toward online portals to stock up their medicinal demands. Chronic patients like diabetic patients, kidney patients, heart patients, require regular administration of drugs to maintain their conditions and control the symptoms thereby supporting the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the forecast years through 2027.

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Market Segmentation

The UAE e-pharmacy market is segmented by product type, therapy area, operating platform, competitional landscape, and regional distribution. Based on product type, the market is differentiated between prescription medicine and over the counter medicines. By therapy area, the market is bifurcated into vitamins, cold & flu, dermatology, weight loss, and others. Based on operating platform, the market is distinguished between apps and websites. The market analysis also studies the regional segmentation to devise regional market segmentation, divided among Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and the rest of the UAE.

Company Profile

Aster Pharmacy, Life Pharmacy UAE, BinSina Pharmacy, CHS Community Pharmacy, Medicina Group of Pharmacies, Soukare, 800 Pharmacy, among others is a partial list of major market players of the companies responsible for the growth of UAE e-pharmacy market.



Base Year


Historical Data

2017 – 2020

Estimated Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2027

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, and CAGR for 2017-2021 and 2022-2027

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

·         Product Type

·         Therapy Area

·         Operating Platform

Regional scope

Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Rest of UAE

Key companies profiled

Aster Pharmacy, Life Pharmacy UAE, BinSina Pharmacy, CHS Community Pharmacy, Medicina Group of Pharmacies, Soukare, 800 Pharmacy

Customization scope

10% free report customization with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope.

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Report Scope:

In this report, UAE e-pharmacy market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • UAE E-Pharmacy Market, By Product Type:
    • Prescription Medicines
    • Over-The-Counter Medicines
  • UAE E-Pharmacy Market, By Therapy Area:
    • Vitamins
    • Cold & Flu
    • Dermatology
    • Weight Loss
    • Others
  • UAE E-Pharmacy Market, By Operating Platform:
    • Apps
    • Websites
  • UAE E-Pharmacy Market, By Region:

o   Abu Dhabi

o   Dubai

o   Sharjah

o   Rest of UAE

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in UAE e-pharmacy market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to a company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

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Table of content

1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on UAE E Pharmacy Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

5.1.  Brand Awareness

5.2.  Reasons for Buying Medicine Online

5.3.  Frequency of Internet Usage Within a Week

5.4.  Device Used to access Internet

5.5.  Category of Medicine Purchased Online

6.    UAE E Pharmacy Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Product Type (Prescription Medicines v/s Over-The-Counter Medicines)

6.2.2.     By Therapy Area (Vitamins, Cold & Flu, Dermatology, Weight Loss, Others)

6.2.3.     By Operating Platform (Apps v/s Websites)

6.2.4.     By Region

6.2.5.     By Company (2020)

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    UAE Apps Based E Pharmacy Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Product Type

7.2.2.     By Therapy Area

8.    UAE Websites Based E Pharmacy Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Product Type

8.2.2.     By Therapy Area

9.    Market Dynamics

9.1.  Drivers

9.2.  Challenges

10.  Market Trends & Developments

11.  Policy & Regulatory Landscape

12.  UAE Economic Profile

13.  Competitive Landscape

13.1.              Company Profiles

13.1.1.  Aster Pharmacy

13.1.2.  Life Pharmacy UAE

13.1.3.  BinSina Pharmacy

13.1.4.  CHS Community Pharmacy

13.1.5.  Medicina Group of Pharmacies

13.1.6.  Soukare

13.1.7.  800 Pharmacy

14. Strategic Recommendations

Figures and Tables

Frequently asked questions


Evolving consumer preferences toward online distribution channel of pharmaceuticals and therapeutics drive the growth of the UAE e-pharmacy market in the upcoming five years.


New market players may invest actively in research and innovative product development. Also, advancing their existent technology according to evolving consumer preferences along with merger and acquisitions with the global giants can be viable strategic recommendations for the future brand establishments.


Being responsible for the due growth of the market, some of the leading players of the UAE e-pharmacy market were Aster Pharmacy, Life Pharmacy UAE, BinSina Pharmacy, CHS Community Pharmacy, Medicina Group of Pharmacies, Soukare, 800 Pharmacy, among others.


UAE e-pharmacy market was analyzed for the historical period of 2017 to 2020. While the base year was 2021, estimation for the year 2022 was calculated and the market growth was further forecast for 2023 to 2027.


Shubham Verma

Business Consultant
Press Release

UAE E-Pharmacy Market to Grow With Impressive CAGR until 2027

Apr, 2022

UAE E-Pharmacy Market is anticipated to grow with increasing investments in the healthcare advancements, in the forecast period, 2023-2027F.