One of the key complains a lot of merchants have had with PayPal is the lack of transferring funds in AED. That is about to change as PayPal has announced partnership with Network International which will enable UAE merchants to withdraw PayPal funds in UAE Dirhams (AED) directly into a local bank account. The service is expected to roll out in October.

With this partnership, UAE merchants will have speedier and more direct access to their online payments from customers, thereby enabling them to offer customers enhanced e-commerce opportunities.

“This is very important news for UAE merchants,” commented Laurent Wakim, Regional Director of PayPal in the MENA region. “This feature will give them more control over their cash flow and provide them with the necessary flexibility to manage their online businesses more efficiently. We are truly excited about this.”

“Cross border e-commerce transactions have always presented significant challenges for UAE-based merchants, because of limiting factors like circuitous transfer routes and fluctuating exchanges rates, leading to limited access to cash flows,” said Bhairav Trivedi, Chief Executive Officer, Network International. “We are really excited to be working with PayPal to enable direct withdrawal of funds in UAE Dirhams and bring additional value to our merchant partners. This partnership is also in line with Network International’s objective to develop innovative payment solutions that will help streamline the growth of e-commerce in the Middle East.”


    • I believe you need to open an account with EmiratesNBD Bank. And this is only for businesses at the moment.

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