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Export to the UAE

Why export to the UAE?

The India-UAE Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was signed between the two countries on 18 February 2022. This historic agreement is expected to accelerate trade between UAE and India, and benefit exporters from across the country. This allows Indian exporters in various sectors like textiles, agriculture, dry fruits, gems, and jewellery get duty-free access to the UAE market1.

Trends in exports from India to the UAE

Purchasing power

The UAE recorded the purchasing power (per capita) of approx. 71k UAE Dirham3.


E-commerce penetration in the UAE in 20202

Top shopping site

Amazon UAE is one of the popular e-commerce shopping sites in the country.

Top reasons to export to the UAE from India

With growing monthly visits to the Amazon marketplaces, Amazon UAE allows Indian sellers to reach new customers and increase their sales through an export business.
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Top export destination for India

The UAE ranks second after the US as the largest export market, contributing to more than $28 billion in 2021-224.
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Amazon’s tools for easy exports

Focus on your business and let Amazon help you with international shipping and logistics. With Amazon FBA, exporting from India to the UAE is hassle-free.
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Amazon’s international sale events

Increase sales by selling in Amazon UAE events like Prime Day, Ramadaan, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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Protect and grow your global brand

Being one of the most visited marketplace in the UAE, Amazon helps your business grow6.

Top products to export to the UAE

Increasing access to e-commerce platforms, growing number of MSMEs and support through incentives from the government have led to a tremendous growth in exports from India. Here is the list of some of the top goods exported from India to the UAE:
  • Gems and Jewellery
  • Precious metals and stones
  • Minerals and refined petroleum products
  • Consumables (Cereals, sugar and tea)
  • Textiles
  • Engineering and machinery products and chemicals

Documents required to export to the UAE from India

To export from India to the UAE, some of the documents that an exporter needs to obtain are:

How to export to the UAE with Amazon Global Selling

Starting an e-commerce exports business is easy and hassle-free with Amazon. Below are the steps you can follow to start exporting:
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Decide what to sell

Choosing what products to export from India to the Middle East is a crucial step. It is important to understand product demand and plan your business goals. Amazon facilitates export of 30+ product categories that can be exported from India to the UAE.
Register with Amazon Global Selling

Register and create a seller account

You can register and create your Amazon global seller account by submitting a few KYC documents and credit card details.
List your products

List your products

Once registered, list your products. You need to have SKU details and other product information (model number, size, expiry date, etc.).
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Ship your products and fulfill orders

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) allows safe and easy shipping of export products by facilitating pickup, storage, delivery and customer care services. To help you focus on your business growth, Amazon also makes international shipping and logistics simple with Amazon Cross-Border Partnered Carrier Program.
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Receive payments and grow your business

Receive payments in your currency in a hassle-free way with Amazon Global Selling. You can use international solutions and tools like Amazon Advertising, A Plus Content and Brand Registry to grow your business.
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How much does it cost to sell in the UAE?

Amazon Global Selling allows you to choose a suitable export cost plan from India to the UAE, as per your business goals.

Expert support for global expansion

Webinars and educational videos to help your learn how to export from India to the UAE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to the frequently asked questions about selling in the UAE.
How can I export goods to Dubai?
To be able to export from India to Dubai and rest of the UAE, following are a few regulations:
• It is important to have Halal certificate for the import of food products.
• Food, pharma products, and other essential items are exempted from tax payment.
What cannot be exported to the UAE?
There are a lot of products whose import is restricted or prohibited in the UAE. Some of them are:
• Chemicals
• Wet food/meat products (without Halal certificate)
• Alcohol
• Lithium ion cells or batteries
What are the top countries exporting to the UAE?
Some of the top countries exporting to the UAE are Saudi Arabia, India, Iraq, Hong Kong, and Oman5.
I don’t have a Amazon India seller account. Can I still sell on other Amazon international marketplaces like the USA, the UK, etc?
Yes, you do not need an Amazon India seller account to sell globally. Simply register and create a seller account in the Amazon marketplace you want to sell your products in.
I am already selling on Amazon.in and have a Seller Central account. How can I sell globally with Amazon?
If you are already selling in Amazon.in, all you need to do is decide the country you want to sell in and simply follow the easy steps mentioned here.

1. https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1821785
2. https://www.indembassyuae.gov.in/bilateral-eco-com-relation.php
3. https://hub.arcgis.com/maps/esri::purchasing-power-per-capita-in-united-arab-emirates/about
4. https://www.statista.com/markets/422/topic/1037/united-arab-emirates/?initialSessionID=eu%3D262-8279975-7756567&ld=ASXXASPSGDirect&ldStackingCodes=SDUSSOADirect%3EASXXASPSGDirect
5. https://tradingeconomics.com/united-arab-emirates/exports-by-country
6. https://ecommercedb.com/store/amazon.ae
7. https://oec.world/en/profile/bilateral-country/are/partner/ind
8. https://www.iiiem.in/blog/products-export-to-dubai/

Export to the UAE from India with Amazon Global Selling

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*Map not to scale. The map has been used for design and representational purpose only, it does not depict the geographical boundaries of the country. These do not conform to the external boundaries of India recognized by the Survey of India.