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Sunday, 11 January 2009
Finding out the best remittance options from the UAE
Sunchild: This is an interesting article. The author compares the costs of sending money from Dubai to various countries in Asia.
Arshad Ali/Gulf News
The various nationalities are seen sending the money to their home abroad at UAE Exchange Centre at Satwa in Dubai.
By Cleofe Maceda, Staff Reporter Published: January 09, 2009, 23:47
Dubai: Although there are a lot of methods to send money overseas, the most convenient way these days is through a money transfer outfit.
Every payday, expats in Dubai queue up behind the counters of Western Union, UAE Exchange or Al Ansari Exchange or other similar exchanges to send their hard-earned money to families back home.
To find out which companies offer the best deals in town, my colleague and I went under cover and combed some specialist money transfer outlets in Dubai last Monday.