The Cheapest Ways to Send Money from UAE to the Philippines, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Time Doctor Send Money from UAE to the Philippines

Do you know what the cheapest method for sending money from the UAE is? The answer depends on the country you’re sending money to and the amount you have to transfer.

You can use banks or alternative money transfer services but finding the best way to send dirhams will cost you time and money. We at Time Doctor have created special tables to help you deal with the taxes and hidden fees banks and other popular transaction companies charge you. Most of these service providers have an upfront fee. Very often, in addition to the charge, there will be a hidden currency conversion fee.

For example, if you use Skrill (Table), you’ll pay a 41-dirham fee plus a 50-dirham exchange rate charge for sending 1,000 dirhams to India. The tables below will help you calculate the common charges for sending money from the UAE to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines.

Table 1: Sending 1000 Dirham from the UAE to the Philippines
Transfer methodFees to send 1000 AEDHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
UKForex*020201-2 days
Wall Street158231-3 days
MoneyGram (fast)151227In Minutes
IME208281 day
Xpress Money2011313-5 days
Exchange4free031313-5 days
Western Union (fast)251035In Minutes
WorldRemit345391 day
Travelex056563-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange2052721-3 days
Skrill4150913-5 days
Table 2: Sending 1000 UAE Dirham from the UAE to India
Transfer methodFees to send 1000 AEDHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
IME152171 day
Wall Street153181-3 days
UKForex*020201-2 days
MoneyGram (fast)151025In Minutes
Western Union (fast)151025In Minutes
Xpress Money1510253-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange206261-3 days
Exchange4free033333-5 days
WorldRemit345391-2 days
Remit2India646702-4 days
Travelex084843-5 days
Skrill4150913-5 days

Note:

  • Minimum transfer amount of 500 AED for UKForex.
Table 3: Sending 1000 UAE Dirham from the UAE to Pakistan
Transfer methodFees to send 1000 AEDHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
IME010101 day
Wall Street010101-3 days
UKForex*020201-2 days
MoneyGram (fast)15520In Minutes
Xpress Money025253-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange209291-3 days
Exchange4free036363-5 days
Western Union (fast)251540In Minutes
Skrill4150913-5 days
Travelex01011013-5 days

Note:

  • Worldremit can also send money from UAE to Pakistan but through Mobile Airtime service. This service has been providing by almost every telecommunication company in Pakistan which are; Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone, Warid and Zong.
  • Most Importantly, recipients will get 75% of the top-up value because Pakistan deducts tax locally.
  • Minimum transfer of 500 AED for UKForex.
Table 4: Sending 1000 UAE Dirham from the UAE to Bangladesh
Transfer methodFees to send 1000 AEDHidden currency conversion costTotal feesTime for the transfer to arrive
Wall Street151161-3 days
MoneyGram (fast)15217In Minutes
IME152171 day
UKForex*020201-2 days
Xpress Money159243-5 days
Western Union (fast)151328In Minutes
Exchange4free033333-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange2017371-3 days
WorldRemit346402-4 days
Skrill4150913-5 days
Travelex01251253-5 days
Table 5: Total Cost of Sending Money including HIDDEN Fees
Transfer methodTo PhilippinesTo IndiaTo PakistanTo Bangladesh
Wall Street2.3%1.8%1%1.6%
IME2.8%1.7%1%1.7%
MoneyGram (fast)2.7%2.5%2%1.7%
UKForex*2%2%2%2%
Xpress Money3.1%2.5%2.5%2.4%
Western Union (fast)3.5%2.5%4%2.8%
Al Ansari Exchange7.2%2.6%2.9%3.7%
Exchange4free3.1%3.3%3.6%3.3%
WorldRemit3.9%3.9%Not available4%
Remit2IndiaNot available7%Not availableNot available
Skrill9.1%9.1%9.1%9.1%
Travelex5.6%8.4%10.1%12.5%

Note:

  • Minimum transfer of 500 AED for UKForex.

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  • jonalyn albueme

    How sending a pakistan to me if the available bank to pakistan is nacation bank
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  • Kj www.kjrocker.com

    Personally i sent money back home using Bank Transfer in Pakistan and it works great , Otherwise Money gram is another good option
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