Noon.com took its place in the UAE’s ever growing e-commerce industry during the weekend, offering consumers another alternative to Souq.com, which was recently purchased by Amazon.
Founded by Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar, the $1 billion Noon will also go live in Saudi Arabia “in the coming weeks”.
To save you the hassle of sifting through the millions of items available on the two websites, we have chosen a selection of popular goods so see how prices compare. All prices are correct as of 8pm, October 1, 2017.
iPhone 7 – with Facetime, 32GB
FIFA 18 – PlayStation 4, standard edition
Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent – Eau de Parfum, 90ml
Lego – The Simpsons House
Pampers diapers – Active Baby Dry size 3, 88 items
Kelloggs Cornflakes cereal – 500g
LG TV – 65in Super 4K UHD Smart 3D LED (65UH850V)
Beats Solo 3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – rose gold colour
Noon currently states that shipping is free on all orders over Dh100. For orders below Dh100, a Dh10 fee applies.
Souq meanwhile says that all orders of Dh100 or more on fulfilled by Souq items across any product category qualify for free shipping. Otherwise, a Dh10 charge applies.