How to send money from UAE, Dubai to Kenya

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Sending money from Dubai to Kenya has been normalized. It is not as hard as you think. Actually, there are platforms that offer these services at an affordable price. The transfer is instant, safe and easy.

Let’s look at three easy way to send money from UAE, Dubai to Kenya.

Xpress money

Mpesa, which is a subsidiary of Safaricom, a Kenyan telecommunication network has partnered with Xpress Money to ease the sending and receiving of cash from Dubai to Kenya. Sending money to Kenya through this service goes for a fee of Sh350.

 Here, all you have to do is log in the Xpress Money channel. Search for Mpesa services. Enter the recipient’s mobile number and amount to send. The recipient will receive the money within a minute.


You can send money from UAE through PayPal. Here, you will only need to enter your recipient’s email ID and amount to send. This service is simple and instant.

Note that your recipient needs to have an active PayPal account too.


TransferWise is probably one of the most common way to send money abroad. Some exciting features that you’ll surely love on this platform are the chance to compare prices, the amount you could save (they usually indicate on each amount you wish to send) and the date the cash will arrive.

Register with TransferWise if you don’t have an account. Enter your recipient’s number and the amount to send. That’s it! It’s that simple. 


About Author

Anthony Kiratu is the Founder of Finsolutions. He is a financial analyst with over 5 years experience in research, investment advisory, valuation and financial modelling. Anthony is a member of the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts and Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. He is passionate about development of African Capital Markets through training of investors and dissemination of information for sound financial and investment decision making process. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Certified Investment and Financial Analyst course in the subjects of International Finance, Portfolio Management, Equity Investment Analysis, and Fixed Income Securities. Email: Contact: +254 780216631

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