Amazon Prime launches in the UAE

Oh hello, free delivery and TV streaming

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Amazon has launched its Prime service in the UAE, bringing residents premium delivery options, TV on demand and more.

Members will get access to free next-day delivery on hundreds of thousands of products, and, according to Amazon, “nearly 90 percent of the population will benefit from a 50 percent discount on Same Day Delivery on hundreds of thousands of products” in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Al-Ain.

The even better news is that not only is it comparably cheaper than in established markets like the UK (at Dhs16 per month or Dhs140 per year compared to £7.99 per month and £79 per year) and the US ($12.99 per month and $119 per year).

Prime TV is also included with membership, with original shows like The Grand Tour, The Man in the High Castle and access to loads of other shows and movies.

And the even even better news is that until Thursday October 31 you can get is for even less, at just Dhs12 per month, plus you can test it out with a 30-day free trial period with no obligation to buy.

One of the biggest companies in the world, and one of only three companies with a value of more than US$1 trillion (with Apple and more recently Microsoft being the others), Amazon has been making an aggressive play in the UAE over the last six weeks.

Souq, the retailer it bought back in 2017, has gone, having been phased out to make way for Amazon to come strolling in.

That means we can get out hands on Prime, just in time for summer.
For more information, visit amazon.ae/prime.

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