Netflix is putting up prices slightly, and it’ll begin to charge its UAE customers in dirhams, rather than dollars.
Those of you on the popular USD 9.99 Standard tier (AED 36.7 at official rates) will soon start paying AED 39.
According to a mail sent to customers, the switch occurred on August 27, but as a customer, you’ll only notice on your next billing cycle.
In the mail, Netflix states that the increase in price and switch to dirhams “is part of our ongoing work to improve Netflix for our members in the United Arab Emirates”.
Although no-one likes prices going up and assuming you like its somewhat mature content, Netflix is still cheap compared to the prices charged by satellite and IP TV operators like telecoms companies.
Besides Standard HD, Netflix also offers Basic, which lets you watch one screen at a time in standard definition for AED 29 per month, and Premium (four screens at a time in Ultra HD for AED 56 per month).