Buying a Cartier watch in Dubai: Your guide to luxury purchases

Euan Robb


Dubai, a city synonymous with luxury and style, offers an unparalleled experience for those seeking to purchase high-end timepieces like Cartier watches. This guide is designed for UK enthusiasts looking to invest in a Cartier watch in Dubai. We'll delve into why Dubai is an ideal destination for this purchase and how Equals Money's international payment services can facilitate a smooth transaction.

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Why choose Dubai for your Cartier watch purchase?

Dubai's reputation as a global luxury shopping destination is well-earned, and it extends to the world of prestigious watches. The city's blend of vast selection, attractive pricing, and authentic shopping experience makes it a top choice for buying Cartier watches.

1. Unmatched variety and availability

Dubai's luxury watch retailers offer an impressive range of Cartier watches, from classic designs like the Tank or Ballon Bleu to the latest collections. The variety and availability of these timepieces in Dubai are often greater than in the UK.

2. Advantageous pricing

The absence of VAT in Dubai can make these luxury watches more affordable compared to their UK counterparts. While the list prices might be similar, the final cost can be significantly lower, making Dubai an attractive option for savvy buyers.

3. Authenticity and service

Purchasing from reputable and authorised Cartier dealers in Dubai guarantees the authenticity of your watch. Additionally, Cartier's international warranty provides peace of mind and global service options.

Navigating your Cartier purchase in Dubai

To ensure a successful and satisfying purchase, consider these tips:

  • Identify authorised dealers: Shop at official Cartier boutiques or certified retailers for genuine products.
  • Understand the warranty terms: Familiarise yourself with the international warranty offered by Cartier.
  • Monitor exchange rates: Keep an eye on the GBP to AED exchange rate to understand the real cost.

Enhance your buying experience with Equals Money

Equals Money's international payment services are tailored to enrich your Cartier watch buying experience in Dubai.

  • Competitive exchange rates: We offer competitive rates for over 140 different global currencies, letting you get the most out of every transfer.
  • Fast, secure transactions: With same-day and next-working-day transfers, our platform ensures quick and secure payments, crucial when dealing with high-value items like Cartier watches.
  • Forward contracts: Currency exchange rates fluctuate constantly, and this can impact the amount you will pay for a Cartier watch in GBP. Equals Money offers payment solutions such as forward contracts that allow you to fix a current exchange rate for a payment or transfer up to 24 months in advance. This lets you know in advance how much your luxury purchase will cost you in GBP and allows you to take advantage of a favourable exchange rate prior to your purchase.* You are committed to the rate you’ve booked regardless of how it moves after the fact, presenting a potential disadvantage in choosing a forward contract. However, many looking to purchase luxury goods abroad find the stability offered by a forward contract outweighs this disadvantage.
  • Dedicated expertise: Our in-house team offers expert insight on the optimal timing for currency exchange and will be on-hand to answer any queries. Subscribe here for currency news.


Acquiring a Cartier watch in Dubai presents a unique opportunity for UK buyers to indulge in luxury while enjoying potential savings. With Equals Money's international payment services, you can navigate this purchase with confidence and ease.

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*Equals Money can only offer forward contracts to facilitate payments for goods and services.

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