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The Best Paid Surveys in UAE (Many Pay Cash)

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If you’re looking to make money online in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it is possible to do so online, however, you need to know where to look.  Oftentimes, many of my guides are open to U.S. residents only and I’m trying to change that.

In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the many paid survey websites that are open to UAE users.  These sites pay and are said to be worth your time.  No, you won’t get rich with these websites or money-making apps, but I feel you can earn a few dollars a day with minimal effort.

Most of these websites I’m about to mention revolve around surveys, which are as simple as answering questions and getting rewarded for your time.  It’s as easy as it sounds, and best of all, you can get started almost immediately.

As in all of my guides, I’m always 100% honest, only recommending what I feel is worth your time.  Let’s begin!

How to Make Money Online in the UAE is one of my favorite options on this list, mainly for a few reasons.  For one, they work with so many providers and offer some of the best payout rates in the industry.  They also offer small bonuses from time to time, which can make it easy to build your balance.  Best of all, you only need $1 to cash out, and payouts come instantly via your PayPal account.  The website is a tad confusing at first, but once you start using it, you should catch on fast.  If you want to earn money in the UAE fast, this is one to keep high on your list.


FeaturePoints is a very easy to use app that makes it convenient to earn money while on the go.  If you don’t have a phone, that’s fine, too, as they have a desktop version.  From surveys to offers, they have a variety of ways to earn.  And, yes, it’s open to almost every country, including the UAE.  The thing I like is that they have one of the lowest payout thresholds on the list at $3, which means you could easily cash out by the end of the day.


GrabPoints, like FeaturePoints, works with a lot of third-party offer walls.  It’s one of the bigger names in the space, mainly because they market heavily and they work with a lot of providers.  The cool thing is that you only need $3 to cash out and they have so many ways to earn to reach that threshold.  Open worldwide, you should see a lot of opportunities as a UAE user, but I wouldn’t say it’s the best choice on the list.


LifePoints is one of the bigger names on the list and offers a decent number of survey opportunities, all of which reward you in points.  Once you sign up, you can either wait for specific email survey invites or you can log into your account to see which surveys are readily available.  In the UAE, they offer some of the most survey invites, many of which are higher than average in pay.  You need at least $15 to cash out via PayPal.


Mobrog is a very user friendly site that caters to UAE residents.  In fact, they have a panel designed just for your country.  When I played around with this website, I saw a decent number of survey invites, however, you won’t qualify for all of them.  This can be said about any research company, though.  When you sign up, just make sure you keep tabs on your email inbox as this is where all of your invites will come.  Once you hit $6.25 in rewards, you can cash out via PayPal or Skrill.


OpinionPioneer is one of the newer options on the list, and when I played around with it, they seemed to have a decent number of survey invites.  Even from what I researched, UAE users were quite happy with it as well.  Once you earn at least $10, you can cash out via PayPal and payments usually arrive almost immediately, which is nice.

Panel Station

The Panel Station is one of the many survey sites I talk about on this list that caters to the UAE only.  You won’t find a ton of surveys here, but I feel it’s one worth joining, seeing the payout threshold is only $5.  Even if you get a survey here and there, you can cash out relatively quickly.  It’s easy to use and the company offers a ton of reward options, mainly gift cards.  If you want to get paid cash, however, you will have to reconsider as gift cards are the only choice.


PrizeRebel is one of the many websites that work with a variety of third-party offer wall companies.  While there’s nothing wrong with this, you just won’t find a ton of unique opportunities.  Here, you can earn money in a variety of ways, from answering survey questions to playing games and even completing offers.  You only need $5 to cash and you can choose from a ton of gift card options.  The website is very easy to use and you can get started immediately.


Surveytime is a unique site in that they pay you $1 via PayPal immediately after you complete a survey.  Unlike most sites that make you wait until you hit a certain threshold, this isn’t the case here.  When you sign up, you will just want to fill out your demographic profile and then wait for the survey invites.  You won’t qualify for all of the survey invites, but if you do see one, at least attempt to take it to see if you can complete it.  Most surveys last about five to 15 minutes long.


Surveyeah offers a decent number of survey invites and welcomes UAE users.  All you need to do is sign up for an account and then wait for survey invites.  To cash out, you will need at least $10, which shouldn’t take you long at all.  Reward options include PayPal, Amazon gift cards and even Western Union transfers.


Timebucks is a pinch different than most mentioned here as they have a ton of ways to make money, not just your typical surveys and offers.  You can earn money watching content, completing simple tasks and even solving captchas.  Of course, surveys and offers are available.  Aside from that, they also pay out in cryptocurrency as well if that’s something you’re into; however, bank transfers are available, too.

TGM Panel

The TGM Panel is another company that offers a panel strictly for UAE members.  Every survey you see here will be targeted to your country, but you won’t qualify for every survey you take, however.  This is another popular survey panel in the country, simply due to the number of survey invites available.  You will need at least $10 to cash out and they pay out via PayPal.

Toluna Influncers UAE

Toluna Influncers is a survey site that has a panel specifically designed for UAE users.  I have found that there’s a decent number of survey invites and it can keep you busy almost daily.  Aside from surveys, they also offer contest opportunities, wherein you can win great prizes.  If you want to get paid via PayPal, you will need at least $15 before doing so; however, gift cards started at 25 AED.


In my research when doing this, Triaba was one of the most mentioned terms and I think it’s mainly due to them having a panel strictly for UAE users.  It’s an easy to use website, and they seem to offer a decent amount of survey invites; however, I wouldn’t say it’s the best.  Most surveys pay $0.25 to $3, on average, and you will need at least $12.50 to cash out.  Rewards include PayPal and various gift card codes.


The Univox Community is very easy to use and is open to UAE residents.  Almost all of your money will be made with paid surveys but you can participate in free contests as well.  When you first join, you will need at least $25 in rewards to cash out; however, after your first payout, this threshold will drop to $10.  Rewards include PayPal and various gift cards.


YouGov has panels all across the globe, including the UAE.  And, what I like about this panel is that their surveys often revolve around current events, making for a much more entertaining experience.  Your answers will help provide news outlets with polls, such as approval ratings, etc.  The threshold is very high at $50, however, it shouldn’t take long as they do seem to send out a few invites throughout the week.


ySense, which was formerly known as ClixSense, is open to users worldwide and offers a decent number of surveys as well as offers.  Now owned by the very powerful research firm, Prodege, they work with many partners, some of which you can’t find on any of the sites mentioned on this page.  You only need $5 in rewards and you can choose from a variety of options, from PayPal to multiple gift cards.

Final Thoughts

There you have it.

If you’re from the UAE and you want to earn money online, it can be done, as you can see.  You won’t get rich using these apps/websites, but if you sign up for as many as you can, I think you can make $20 to $40+ a week quite easily.  To some, that’s more than enough.

That’s going to do it for now.

As in all of my guides, if you want to add to the list, you’re more than welcome to do so in the comments below.

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Tom Nathaniel

Hi! My name is Tom Nathaniel, and I created LushDollar to help share my honest thoughts on everything money. You won't find gimmicks here. It's the Internet's most honest money site after all. I graduated from Arizona State University, and I have worked in the finance industry since 2006, consulting with multiple Fortune 5000 companies.

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