How Can I Send Money to the US from Dubai?
There are several exchange houses located in Dubai, which perform remittances to bank accounts in the US. You can also send money to individuals at a recipient agent in the US. This is useful if you don’t have a bank account in the UAE. Some well-known exchanges include Al Ansari and Lulu Financial. Some of them will enable you to send money via Western Union services too. An individual in the US will have to present their ID and receive money instantly. This could be reliable in case of an emergency.
For bank transfers, you will need to provide some documents to enable the transaction such as your UAE’s resident ID, name and bank details of the beneficiary, routing code for US bank account.
If you have an account in the UAE, with a bank that allows online money transfer to the US, wire transfer could be an option. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), Citibank, and Emirates NBD are some banks that enable this.
It is important to compare service charges, transfer fees, and other rates before choosing an option. With some banks, it could be possible that only one account (the payee or payer) bears the service charge. Also, note that exchange rates offered by the providers will also differ. So choose the most competitive rate, to benefit the receiver.