Apple Watch Launches in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates on October 22

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Apple has updated its regional websites for Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to announce the Apple Watch will be available on October 22.

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Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates will be part of the eighth Apple Watch launch wave. Apple Watch expands to Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg and Poland tomorrow and to Brazil and Columbia on October 16.

  • April 24: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, US
  • June 26: Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan
  • July 17: The Netherlands, Sweden, and Thailand
  • July 31: New Zealand, Russia, and Turkey
  • September 25: Austria, Denmark, and Ireland
  • October 9: Belgium, Finland, Norway, Luxembourg, and Poland
  • October 16: Brazil and Colombia
  • October 22: Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates

In the United Arab Emirates, pricing for the Apple Watch Sport will start at 1,399 dirhams for the 38mm model, which is equivalent to approximately $380 in U.S. dollars. Apple Watch prices in Saudi Arabia are not yet available on the website.

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65 months ago

This is the market that's likely to devour Apple Watch. With obscene amounts of money to burn for toys, Apple Watch is the one gadget that may capture their attention till everyone has one.

At that point the newness will have worn off. Apple needs to brace themselves for that day.

It has been selling here in the UAE since the launch date in the US, so nothing new. Prices have dropped significantly (lower than Apple's official price even), which implies that people aren't that keen on the watch anymore.
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65 months ago
maybe the ones who can afford it already have a watch edition model imported
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65 months ago

This is the market that's likely to devour Apple Watch. With obscene amounts of money to burn for toys, Apple Watch is the one gadget that may capture their attention till everyone has one.

At that point the newness will have worn off. Apple needs to brace themselves for that day.

Are we still pretending that Apple aren't already selling bucket loads of Apple Watches?

I don't think they need Saudi Arabia's help to continue selling millions of 'em.
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65 months ago

This is the market that's likely to devour Apple Watch. With obscene amounts of money to burn for toys, Apple Watch is the one gadget that may capture their attention till everyone has one.

At that point the newness will have worn off. Apple needs to brace themselves for that day.

I think you have never been to Dubai. The total UAE population is 10 million and only about 10% of the population you can consider will buy latest and greatest. These people probably already own Apple Watch imported from US or UK.

Rest of the population are labourers working in construction or white collar workers saving up every penny to send back home.

Don't believe everything you read on media.
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