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Souq.com and Noon.com: A Comparative View

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.

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iPhone 7 – with Facetime, 32GB

Souq.com: Dh2,095

Noon.com: Dh2,089

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FIFA 18 – PlayStation 4, standard edition

Souq.com: Dh289

Noon.com: Dh259

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Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent – Eau de Parfum, 90ml

Souq.com: Dh305

Noon.com: Dh250

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Lego – The Simpsons House

Souq.com: Dh1,025

Noon.com: Dh999

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Pampers diapers – Active Baby Dry size 3, 88 items

Souq.com: Dh71

Noon.com: Dh71

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Kelloggs Cornflakes cereal – 500g

Souq.com: Dh15.25

Noon.com: Dh13.95

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LG TV – 65in Super 4K UHD Smart 3D LED (65UH850V)

Souq.com: Dh5,299

Noon.com: Dh6,390

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Beats Solo 3 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones – rose gold colour

Souq.com: Dh715

Noon.com: Dh717.10

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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.

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