Tell us your top tips for saving money in Dubai

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yallacompare 62 Rep. elliemartin1 edited question

Residents of Dubai, we need your help!!

As with any city, residents in Dubai waste far too much money on things they dont need and save far too little.

A survey carried out by yallacompare suggested 30% of UAE residents dont save a single dirham….

To solve this we want your top tips for saving money in the UAE…

  • It could be stopping the posh coffees in favour of the free office coffee.
  • Maybe you started shopping at a new supermarket which is cheaper then others.
  • Maybe you moved credit card balance from one credit card to another and saved thousands of dirhams a year.
  • Maybe you moved house.
  • Maybe you started using the free beaches rather than paying for hotel access.
  • or maybe, just maybe you stopped buying organic fruit and started taking home the odd apple from the office… (we’ve all done it..)

Whether you saved AED10 or AED10,000, we want to hear about it!

Register, share your money saving tips and wait for the votes..

If your get the highest votes on our forum you’ll win a AED 300 voucher for MOE!



Samr24498862 73 Rep. elliemartin1 edited answer

-Dream big and talk about them often. If you have a vision on mind, you tend to take action today that which is necessary to move towards that dream. If you have a dreams of becoming rich, you will save responsibly today. -If you are a frequent traveler, look for a credit card which allows you to rack up air-miles which you can redeem against free tickets and other privileges. When you are buying a flight ticket look for options and compare prices. -Timely servicing of your car ensures its running smoothly and reduces maintenance costs too. Ignoring oil change and cleaning air filters can slowly deteriorate your car’s health leading to unnecessary repair expenses. -Etisalat and Du offer different kinds of internet packages. First of all, determine your internet requirements. If you are a normal browser, you don’t need a high speed internet package. – Going to a gym can be costly in UAE. You can substitute it with jogging in a park or doing ground exercises at home.

    fateh2002 31 Rep. elliemartin1 edited answer

    I am using credit card for regular spend without getting into dept that gave good cashback.

    I used this voucher from to avail 300 AED discount on my care insurance.

      mishali26 40 Rep. elliemartin1 edited answer

      1.Basic Beverages

      Stick to basic beverages like tea and coffee. Fancy juices and carbonated beverages are slight deviations from your basic drinks.

      2.Home Lunch

      Nothing is better than home lunch.In UAE, there are a lot of options to eat out and once your start eating out, it becomes an addiction.

       3.Speed Tickets

      Don’t waste your money on speeding fines.

      4.Rents / Flat

      If you are single, you can opt for a studio flat thus saving a lot on rents. Families with kids need minimum one bed room flat.


      Opt for credit cards which offer great discounts on movie tickets. 


      Going to a gym can be costly in UAE. You can substitute it with jogging in a park or doing ground exercises at home


      Last but not the least prepare a budget every month and stick to it. Budgeting is a great way to make a frugal living. With a budget on hand, you will know exactly how much to spend and where. This way you can avoid unnecessary purchases.

        rosemarietinker 6 Rep. Sultanat edited answer

        Download The Entertainer App! The Entertainer is full of exciting Buy One Get One Free offers for restaurants, beauty salons, health & fitness, leisure activities and many more. If you go out regularly, it is worth buying these to save money on various deals.  I save around 700 AED monthly by using this app.

          Dan 70 Rep. Dan answered

          I’ve recently saved 25,000 AED by moving to a one bedroom apartment from a two bed. I realised that I didn’t really need a two bed, and that if I have any visitors who want to stay, it’d actually be cheaper for me to put them up in a hotel (which I won’t). The added benefit of this is that I won’t have people staying with me now! :)

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