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 method Fees to send 1000 AED Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
UKForex* 0 20 20 1-2 days
Wall Street 15 8 23 1-3 days
MoneyGram (fast) 15 12 27 In Minutes
IME 20 8 28 1 day
Xpress Money 20 11 31 3-5 days
Exchange4free 0 31 31 3-5 days
Western Union (fast) 25 10 35 In Minutes
WorldRemit 34 5 39 1 day
Travelex 0 56 56 3-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange 20 52 72 1-3 days
Skrill 41 50 91 3-5 days
Table 2: Sending 1000 UAE Dirham from the UAE to India
Transfer method Fees to send 1000 AED Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
IME 15 2 17 1 day
Wall Street 15 3 18 1-3 days
UKForex* 0 20 20 1-2 days
MoneyGram (fast) 15 10 25 In Minutes
Western Union (fast) 15 10 25 In Minutes
Xpress Money 15 10 25 3-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange 20 6 26 1-3 days
Exchange4free 0 33 33 3-5 days
WorldRemit 34 5 39 1-2 days
Remit2India 64 6 70 2-4 days
Travelex 0 84 84 3-5 days
Skrill 41 50 91 3-5 days

Note:

  • Minimum transfer amount of 500 AED for UKForex.
Table 3: Sending 1000 UAE Dirham from the UAE to Pakistan
Transfer method Fees to send 1000 AED Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
IME 0 10 10 1 day
Wall Street 0 10 10 1-3 days
UKForex* 0 20 20 1-2 days
MoneyGram (fast) 15 5 20 In Minutes
Xpress Money 0 25 25 3-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange 20 9 29 1-3 days
Exchange4free 0 36 36 3-5 days
Western Union (fast) 25 15 40 In Minutes
Skrill 41 50 91 3-5 days
Travelex 0 101 101 3-5 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 method Fees to send 1000 AED Hidden currency conversion cost Total fees Time for the transfer to arrive
Wall Street 15 1 16 1-3 days
MoneyGram (fast) 15 2 17 In Minutes
IME 15 2 17 1 day
UKForex* 0 20 20 1-2 days
Xpress Money 15 9 24 3-5 days
Western Union (fast) 15 13 28 In Minutes
Exchange4free 0 33 33 3-5 days
Al Ansari Exchange 20 17 37 1-3 days
WorldRemit 34 6 40 2-4 days
Skrill 41 50 91 3-5 days
Travelex 0 125 125 3-5 days
Table 5: Total Cost of Sending Money including HIDDEN Fees
Transfer method To Philippines To India To Pakistan To Bangladesh
Wall Street 2.3% 1.8% 1% 1.6%
IME 2.8% 1.7% 1% 1.7%
MoneyGram (fast) 2.7% 2.5% 2% 1.7%
UKForex* 2% 2% 2% 2%
Xpress Money 3.1% 2.5% 2.5% 2.4%
Western Union (fast) 3.5% 2.5% 4% 2.8%
Al Ansari Exchange 7.2% 2.6% 2.9% 3.7%
Exchange4free 3.1% 3.3% 3.6% 3.3%
WorldRemit 3.9% 3.9% Not available 4%
Remit2India Not available 7% Not available Not available
Skrill 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1%
Travelex 5.6% 8.4% 10.1% 12.5%

Note:

  • Minimum transfer of 500 AED for UKForex.

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