How are the opportunities for online paid surveys in UAE?
The opportunities to earn by taking online surveys depends a lot on the country you live in.
In the UAE you have decent opportunities to earn some extra cash like this.
It is not the country with the most opportunities compared to certain bigger English-speaking countries. But if you join the best sites (see list below), you have pretty good options here.
And there are opportunities for you no matter whether you live in Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, or Umm Al Quwain.
So it is definitely a legit and real way to make some extra cash by sharing your opinion in UAE. You just need to do it with the right expectations.
It is not a job that will make you rich or a full-time income. But it can definitely be a way to earn some nice extra cash on the side and have your opinion heard at the same time.
Below, I will also show you how you can increase your chances of earning by using the sites on the list below.
Tips to earn more
One thing people often overlook when it comes to paid survey sites is that many of them have extra earning opportunities.
The sites that offer more ways to earn than paid surveys are usually called GPT sites (Get-Paid-To). This means you can still take surveys and get paid for this on these sites.
In addition to this, they offer other ways to earn like taking paid offers, doing micro-tasks online, watching videos, clicking ads, participating in contests, playing games, downloading apps, and more.
By using some of these other options some of the sites offer, you can really boost your earnings.
Another way to increase your chances of earning is by joining more sites. I would recommend you to join 5-7 sites for a start.
This will give you plenty of chances to earn as the sites offer different opportunities. At the same time, it will not be too overwhelming.
So this is a good number of sites to start with, and then you can always join more later once you have learned how to use the first sites.
The list below will regularly be updated, so make sure to bookmark this page and come back and check for new opportunities once in a while.
16 best UAE survey sites
Below you will find a list of the best paid survey and GPT sites in the United Arab Emirates.
This is not a complete list of all the sites that are available, as many sites are just not worth the time. This is instead a list of the best sites focused on only listing legit sites that actually pay and give real opportunities.
In the overview, you can see what kind of payout methods and earning opportunities each site offers so you can easily find the right sites for you.
Short summary: Toluna Influencers is a survey site that is very easy to use and it has its own panel just for UAE.
It gives a good amount of paid survey opportunities and often you get several daily options. In addition to taking paid surveys, you can earn by creating content for the Toluna community and you can participate in free contests.
Toluna UAE has great payout methods as you can get paid in cash or gift cards. The payout threshold starts at 25 AED for certain gift cards but if you want to get paid in cash via PayPal, you have to earn $15 – but no matter what, it will not take long to reach the payout threshold. Definitely a site worth joining.
Short summary: ySense (used to be called ClixSense) is a worldwide survey and online reward portal and it also gives good opportunities for the UAE.
At first, it might take a little time to learn to navigate on ySense, but once you figure it out, it is a really great site with many options. It offers many paid surveys, you can take online micro-tasks through Figure Eight, it has many paid offers, and you can get a daily bonus if you have a certain level of activity.
It is a great site to get paid in cash and you can get your earnings out when you have earned $5 (depending on your chosen reward. After ClixSense changed its name to ySense it also introduced new payout methods and you can now get paid through PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill, or gift cards.
Short summary: Surveytime is probably one of the most simple paid survey sites you can find in UAE. All you have to do is to join, take an initial profile survey in the sign-up process, and then you can start earning.
What makes it different is that all surveys give the same rewards and you get $1 for each completed survey. Another thing that makes it different is that you get your reward paid out right after finishing a survey. So you will get your reward instantly.
Surveytime gives a good amount of paid surveys in UAE, and you can get your earnings out through PayPal.
Short summary: Triaba is a legit survey site with a specific panel just for UAE. It is very easy to use but it also has very limited amounts of paid surveys.
It is, therefore, a site that can be good to join as an extra site, but you should make sure to also join other sites as Triaba alone will not give you many surveys. But you get paid decently per survey as you get between $0.25-$4.50 per survey.
You can get paid in cash or GCodes (virtual gift card codes) once you have earned around $12.50.
Short summary: Mobrog is another survey site that has a specific panel just for UAE which makes it very user-friendly.
It offers a good amount of paid surveys, and once you have joined you will receive invitations for surveys via email when new ones are available. Just be aware that there will most likely be several surveys you do not qualify for, so at times it takes a bit of patience to find the surveys you can complete.
Mobrog pays out already when you have earned $6.25 and you can get paid in cash through PayPal or Skrill.
Payout methods: Bitcoin, Skrill, AirTM, Payeer, Bank Transfer, Neteller Payout threshold: $10 More information:Read full Timebucks review
Short summary: The great thing about Timebucks is that it is a GPT site where you can also find a way to make a bit of extra money online in the UAE and it offers some options that not many other sites do.
You just need to choose the earning methods carefully as not all of them pay very well. You can, for example, earn by taking surveys, taking offers, watch online content, do social media tasks, solve captchas, and it has some great bonuses if you invite friends to join.
Some of the payout methods Timebucks offer are a bit different than most other sites. You can get paid via Bitcoin, Skrill, AirTM, Payeer, Bank Transfer, or Neteller.
Payout methods: PayPal, Virtual MasterCard, prepaid Visa, Gift cards Payout threshold: $10 More information:Read full Univox review
Short summary: Univox Community is a user-friendly survey site with some very good opportunities in the UAE and it also has an app that makes it easy to earn on the go.
In addition to taking paid surveys, you can also earn by participating in free contests, and the more active you are, the higher membership level you get which will give you more benefits.
You can your earnings out once you have earned $10 – this is, however, not until after you have been a member for a while and achieved a higher membership rank. When you first join, the payout threshold is $25.
Short summary: FeaturePoints gives you several ways to earn. It is not the site with the most opportunities in UAE but it is extremely easy to use so still worth joining to get some extra earning chances.
You can take paid surveys, download apps, and watch videos. Some of the options are only available through the user-friendly FeaturePoints app.
A great thing about this site is that you can get paid already when you have earned $3, and you can get paid through PayPal, Bitcoin, or gift cards.
Short summary: Superpay.me gives several ways to earn and you can find some decent opportunities in the UAE here.
At first, the site can be a bit confusing to use, but if you take the time to get to know it, it can be a great way to earn by taking surveys, taking offers, clicking ads, it has a $1000 free contest and more. So with patience, it has good earning potential.
A really great thing about Superpay.me is that you can get paid already when you have earned $1 and it processes the payments within hours. You can get your money in cash through PayPal, Skrill, Amazon gift cards, or Bitcoin.
Short summary: YouGov has its own survey panel for the UAE and it is a great panel to join. It also has an app so you can get access to the surveys from anywhere.
You get a decent amount of paid surveys, and a fun thing about YouGov is that you can see the results of the research they conduct on their website so you can see how your opinion is a part of shaping the future.
Just be aware that for YouGov in the UAE the payout threshold is a bit high. So even though it is a great survey site, it can take some patience to get to the threshold. But you get 100 points just for joining which will give yu a great start.
Payout methods: PayPal, bank transfer, mobile credit, charity donations Payout threshold: No threshold More information:Read full WowApp review
Short summary: WowApp is a very interesting way to earn online and you can use it both on a computer and through its app. It gives plenty of ways to earn some extra cash in UAE.
You can earn by taking surveys, by reading news, by chatting and calling friends, you can play games, take paid offers, and it has cashback options for many UAE online shops. It just takes some patience to earn and to figure out exactly how it works.
But definitely an interesting site to check out, and you can get paid when you want to and through PayPal, bank transfer, get mobile credit, or donate to charity.
Short summary: The Panel Station has a survey panel specifically in the UAE, but it does not offer a huge number of surveys so it should not be your first priority if you only want to join the sites with the most options.
The platform is easy to use, it pays decently per survey, and it also has an app so you can easily take surveys from your mobile.
Once you have reached around only $5 (depending on your chosen reward), you can get your earnings out as gift cards. It has a good selection of gift cards, but if you prefer getting paid in cash, you need to go for some of the other sites on this list instead.