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Any idea which is the easiest, convenient and cost-effective way of sending money?

Of course itÔÇÖs online remittance! You can transfer money at the click of your mouse, right from where you are, anywhere and anytime.

So how do you transfer money online?

In this article, we will take you through the step by step procedure to send money successfully. Make sure you go through secure and trusted money transfer provider, to get the most competitive rates.

Step 1 - Sign up to create your user id and password.

If you are a first time user, you can sign up within minutes by providing your basic details and you will be given your user id and password. If you are just testing the waters, you can also skip this step and choose to be a guest user.

Step 2 - Sign in to your account

Using the user id and password, you can sign in to your account. Once you sign in, you will find a summary of your account along with an option to send money. Click on to transfer money.

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Step 3 - Add/select your beneficiary account number

If your beneficiary is already added then select your beneficiary, else you will have to set up account by entering the beneficiary account details and SWIFT code. The SWIFT Code is a standard format for Business Identifier Codes (BIC) and it's used to uniquely identify banks and financial institutions globally - it says who and where the recipient is.

Step 4 -Enter the amount to be sent

Choose the amount of money you want to transfer. You will know exactly how much money your beneficiary will receive, by subtracting the agency cost from the amount using the accurate exchange rate.

Step 5 - Confirm the transaction

Finalise the transaction by clicking ÔÇ£confirmÔÇØ or ÔÇ£make paymentÔÇØ button.

Step 6 ÔÇô Track your payments

You must be able to track your transaction online, till the time money reaches the hands of the beneficiary. ItÔÇÖs that simple.

Gone are the days when it will take a fortnight or more to send money home. Now with the click of button, money can be transferred online. So what are you waiting for?

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Friday, 14 September 2018

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Are you are a fan of Bollywood music or simply in love with Bryan Adams, Justin Beiber and Guns NÔÇÖ Roses? Then a trip to Dubai in 2017 could be the ultimate musical experience for you. Imagine long nights of enthralling music, exemplary performances by top musicians, electrifying concerts and soul-stirring music ÔÇô a music loverÔÇÖs groovy paradise.

Here is a peek into some of the most glitzy and glamorous music festivals held in Dubai:

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival ÔÇô Promising much more than jazz, this unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment is one of the oldest music concerts held in Dubai, and it will celebrate its 15th edition in 2017. This year the festival is all set to commence on February 22nd , 2017 and the performers lined up for this yearÔÇÖs show are: Tom Jones + The Rad Trads, Mariah Carey + Raul Midon, Enrique Iglesias + Nathan Sykes. Get set for music explosion!

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Cairo Sound Music Festival ÔÇô This is a new cultural project launched and is all set to become a series of festivals in the UAE. This festival promotes Egyptian culture and music in Dubai, bringing together Middle-Eastern expatriates and music lovers from all around.

Redfest DXB 2017 ÔÇôThumping music, good food and an exotic setup, could it get any better? This year the festival takes place on February 2nd and 3rd and will feature Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Sean Paul, The Veronicas, Mike Posner, to name a few.

Party in the Park ÔÇô This one-day music festival is a must visit for both music lovers and non-music lovers. This festival celebrates the end of summer and beginning of winter. Let your favorite DJs tear up the night while you groove the night away. This hugely successful party saw an attendance of 10,000 people last year and this year itÔÇÖs all set to blow your mind away on November 11th .

Piknic Electronik ÔÇô This is also a one-day music fest, which is renowned internationally. This festival is ideal for families - adults as well as kids can have the time of their life here.

And, donÔÇÖt worry if you find it difficult to pay for tickets online. Customers can now visit any UAE Exchange branch to buy tickets for all major entertainment events in the UAE. And if youÔÇÖre travelling from to Dubai, to soak yourself in music, you can always purchase a travel card and load it on the go and enjoy.

Now get ready to hum, sing, and groove the night away with music, food, fun and laughter.

Motherhood (and indeed fatherhood too) is a life-changing experience. The first few weeks of being a new parent can be an emotional and anxious time. Thankfully, there exists a host of baby-related technologies that can make life easier for worried new mummies. Here, in alphabetical order, is our list of the top technologies for parents of small babies.

Breastfeeding app: There are lots of apps available which allow you to keep track of nursing sessions, the side you nursed on last, and alternate breast and bottle feedings. A popular app you can try is ÔÇ£Baby Tracker: NursingÔÇØ.

A new mom Technologies that can make your life better
Online forums: Online communities have come into their own, lending much needed advice and support. ÔÇ£British Mums DubaiÔÇØ is an example. The website is aimed primarily at expat mums and offers baby advice, weaning tips, competitions and access to a community of mums whoÔÇÖve already been there and are ready with helpful advice. ItÔÇÖs linked to their Facebook group, which you can request to join.

Digital Ear Thermometer: You will use it many times every day, to check whether that crying is because your baby is ill or just fussing! You can also use it at night without waking the baby up if he or she feels hot. ItÔÇÖs not glamorous, but is an essential piece of technological kit.

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny: This hand-held device helps you record and monitor your babyÔÇÖs naps, feedings and diaper changes- essential for those sleep-deprived weeks where you canÔÇÖt remember the last time you changed your baby!

White Noise Machine: There are many of these available, and all emit white noise similar to that heard in the womb, to help shush your baby to sleep. A popular option is the Baby Shusher, which emits a constant rhythmic shushing sound designed to mesmerise your baby into a calm sleep.

WiFi baby monitor: The days of the static ÔÇ£radioÔÇØ baby monitor are long gone. Baby monitors have revolutionised in the digital age, and now use WiFi, 4G and smartphones so you can easily keep an eye on your sleeping baby from anywhere. The best ones offer high-security, password-protected streaming to keep you and your baby secure.

There are many technological advances to help make your parenting experience better. But perhaps the most essential piece of technology is a data-enabled smartphone, whether to google a strange rash, look up baby products, or simply while away the midnight feeds with some gentle browsing.

Happy parenting!

Any sort of payment that is made without direct contact between seller and buyer can be considered a remote one. ItÔÇÖs easy to see how the ability to make remote payments has changed the consumer experience for the better. Online shopping, door to door delivery, and the ability to wave your phone at a checkout sensor when paying for goods, all rely on remote payments.

Why? Because these arenÔÇÖt just good for the consumer but are also incredibly empowering for entrepreneurs and SMEs. Consider the new paradigm of transport created by Uber and Careem. These services wonÔÇÖt have been as possible without adopting a seamless remote payment system. E-commerce stores too rely on remote payments for their business model to work ÔÇô though many in the UAE also offer cash on delivery.

So, remote payments unlock new business models by diversifying away from a cash-only model. They also enable a wealth of data gathering, upselling and cross-promotional activities.

For instance, mobile and remote payments can help businesses small and large integrate loyalty programmes into the payment system. Customer information can be stored in the payment gateway, which does away with needing additional tokens or customer codes to be punched in. Adding value directly to the customer experience increases brand loyalty and makes the customer want to return.

Remote payments are good for businesses too

Remote payment gateways are also an excellent way of upselling and cross-selling. Relevant offers, discounts and additional goods and services can be offered right at the point of payment, either through mobile or online. Customers are more receptive to these offers at the point of payment, which improves conversion rates and sales.

Remote payments, and those made through mobile, are also very helpful in tracking inventory and understanding customer behaviour. It helps businesses track the products and services they are selling, and gain insight into customer demand. Not only can they capture payment information but can also store purchasing patterns to learn more about their customers, and improve their service offering.

ItÔÇÖs not just remote payments that are helpful for businesses. Remote money transfers, such as those enabled by the UAE Exchange Money2Anywhere portal, make it exceptionally easy for customers to transfer money anywhere in the world, and support family and friends back home ÔÇô creating disposable income. For local businesses back home, this higher disposable income translates into sales, which in turn unlocks job creation to add further prosperity to the community.

Remote payments have revolutionised the consumer experience. At the same time, theyÔÇÖve helped businesses find new audiences and better serve existing ones. With a simple, secure effective remote payment provider, a good marketing plan and reliable shipping methods, a small business can widen its net of potential customers far beyond the geographical boundaries of its physical location - with obvious benefits to turnover and profit.

With the world becoming ever more fast-paced, weÔÇÖre constantly looking for ways to make our lives that little bit easier. Paying bills and transferring money online, saves time, and effort, and often works out cheaper; plus, online payments are convenient and safe. Here are some basic dos and donÔÇÖts to consider when transacting online.

DO use strong passwords. Yes, itÔÇÖs a hassle to remember them, but passwords should contain upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols so theyÔÇÖre difficult to guess.

DO change your passwords regularly, and make sure that you have different passwords for different sites. Resist the urge to have the same password across all your email accounts, bank accounts and payment gateways.

DO check your bank and credit card statements every month. Mistakes can occur on card statements, so make sure you check them against your record of online transactions.

DO check to see if there are fees for online payments. Some retailers (e.g. for concert tickets) charge a fee for online transactions. This can be avoided by choosing a different method of online payment

DO sign up for airline travel miles rewards programmes linked to your credit card, so that every time you use your card youÔÇÖll build your miles balance.

Dos Donts

DONÔÇÖT use public computers to pay your bills. Make sure, if youÔÇÖre entering a card or bank account number, that the device you are using is secure. ItÔÇÖs also a good idea to use a secured Internet connection, rather than a public access Wi-Fi.

DONÔÇÖT forget to keep your information updated on sites you use regularly. If youÔÇÖve set up a regular standing instruction for repeat payments, an expired card can cause problems.

DONÔÇÖT divulge your details on unverified sites that youÔÇÖre not sure of. Being prudent online is always a good idea.

DONÔÇÖT use sites that arenÔÇÖt encrypting your payment. Check your browser to for an ÔÇ£https://ÔÇØ prefix in the address bar. That means all communication between your browser and the payment gateway is encrypted and safe.

Eager and curious to know if you have won? We too are!

UAE Exchange takes immense pleasure in announcing the winners. 

And the winners are...

Winner Name Mobile Number ending with Prize
Ghinwa Merheb

Samsung Galaxy A5 

Anas PV

Samsung Galaxy A3

Ruby Guevarra


500 AED Cash Voucher 

Congratulations to all the winners!
We extend our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes to all the participants who made this contest a huge success.

Winners are requested to send us their full name, address, contact number, email-id and a copy of identity proof to with ÔÇÿUAE National Day Contest 2016ÔÇÖ in the subject line.

winners of UAE National day contest

Are you an entrepreneur with a brilliant idea, but not enough money to turn your idea into a profitable finished product or service?

While banks may have teams dedicated to financing Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), that option may not be suitable for entrepreneurs just starting a business. To mitigate their own risk, banks will ask for guarantee or collaterals. These are difficult for entrepreneurs to furnish early in the business cycle.

So what can you do? 

Crowd Funding new

You can try other practical alternatives to bank finance. One such great option is crowdfunding. Having emerged as a saviour for start-ups with promising ideas, crowdfunding attract small denomination capital from many people. All you have to do is, use technology to pitch your ideas to a large audience. The crowdfunding revolution was sparked by the very successful, which by November 2016 had funded over 115,745 successful projects and raised over USD 2.7 billion in pledged money.

Crowdfunding comes in three basic flavours ÔÇô donation or reward-based, debt-based, and equity-based. Reward-based crowdfunding, as popularised by, sees investors give money to promising ideas based on the premise that the project creator will reward them with finished goods and services. For debt-based crowdfunding, the creator or entrepreneur promises to pay back the money borrowed. Meanwhile, equity-based crowdfunding sees the entrepreneur give away a stake in the business to each contributor.

UAE based start-up Beehive enables debt-based peer-to-peer lending. The idea is that investors lend money to promising businesses, and get returns on the capital they have invested. Start-ups benefit from lower capital-raising costs, while investors enjoy higher than average rates of return.

On the other hand, UAE based start-up Eureeca uses technology to enable its investor network to buy shares in promising businesses. These investors range from friends, family and casual investors to angel investors, venture capital funds and institutional investors.

Crowdfunding isnÔÇÖt the only venue available to entrepreneurs. But it certainly is helping plug a large financing gap. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates a USD 2.7 trillion gap in funding for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries alone, with the MENA region alone needing an additional USD 320 billion in credit for MSMEs.

So if youÔÇÖre in the early stages of bringing your start-up to life, try crowdfunding. ItÔÇÖs a powerful addition to your capital-raising toolbox.

Transferring money online is getting very popular these days, as it allows you to send money within a few clicks on your laptop or a few taps on your smartphone. Though the experience may look rocky to the first-timers, once you're used to sending money using email address or a phone number, it will be really convenient.

But is it really safe? Did you know that when you transact online, you can open the doors to identity theft and fraudulent transactions?

The rate at which online financial frauds take place is really alarming. One of the contributory factor for the increased pace of these scams is the ÔÇÿon-the-goÔÇÖ lifestyles and the ÔÇÿat the click of a buttonÔÇÖ revolution. Banks and financial institutions keep churning out apps and online services that make enthusiastic non-alert users, a vulnerable target group.

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Here are three reasons why online money transfer may not be always safe:

1. Some online portals may not be SSL & VeriSign certified, thus allowing hackers to steal personal data and credentials.

2. The online money transfer portal may not be audited on a regular basis.

3. Most people are unaware that their passwords have to be changed regularly and that the password saving options has to be switched off on their browser.

With, a UAE Exchange online portal for transferring money promptly, you can be rest assured of the safety of your transaction. Both, the online portal and mobile app uses the latest Secured Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology that prevents any unauthorised person from accessing your account. This is done by encrypting all your data, activity and password. It is regularly monitored by Norton Security to keep your information safe and confidential.

As part of its security feature, also offers transparency in transactions as you get to monitor transactions as they happen. This way you can have better control over the remittance procedure. Security features are interwoven into remittance delivery modes as well.

So, when it comes to sending money through, you can sit back and transfer money with peace of mind, anywhere across the globe.

Rescue the Big Cat!

Friday, 14 September 2018

Emitting a sublime aura, the gorgeous tiger mesmerises us while strolling around with its bold golden coat, black stripes, amber eyes and strong physique. These glorious creatures are sadly on the verge of extinction now.

On this International Tiger Day, letÔÇÖs take these three practical steps to help save the magnificent tigers.

  1. Be a responsible tourist. Experience wildlife without polluting or disturbing the ecosystem.
  2. DonÔÇÖt buy products made from poached tiger parts. Report poaching activities to the concerned authorities. This will help prevent wildlife trade.
  3. Lend voice to the tigers. Reach out to the public and policy makers about the benefits and importance of habitat conservation for tigers.

What steps have you taken to rescue this big cat?


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