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iPad in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE (Updated)

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Here’s a quick update on the Apple iPad availability in the region.

Saudi Arabia

Itechia offered reservations and now they have announced that the iPad is now available:

The poster said: “Don’t worry, we brought it”. Make sure to contact itechia via their website.

Update: If you reserved an iPad then the 16GB model will cost 2,866SR ($764), a bit high but when comparing it to the next store. Photos of the launch on itechia’s facebook group.

Extra Stores, a major electronic retailer has advertised on Wednesday’s newspapers about the iPad. Here’s the ad:

The ad said “Be the first to get an iPad: be one of the first, unique earners of the iPad. Visit the closest Extra branch today and register your name to get it next week. limited quantities.

Special thanks to M. Asim in the Facebook page for visiting Extra and getting some info: 3,999SR ($1,066) for a 16GB iPad WiFi. That model cost $499 (1,871SR) from Apple! And you need to pay 1,000SR in advance. That’s a big rip off.

Kuwait

According to 2:48AM the iPad is available at X-Cite. Prices are: 16GB iPad WiFi for 299KD (3,883SR or $1,035)!

United Arab Emirates

Via Gulfnews, the first patch of gray market iPads has sold out. The prices were the worst in the Gulf: 16GB iPad for Dh4,500 (4,594SR or $1,225), 32GB iPad for Dh5,250 (5,360SR or $1,429) and 64GB iPad for Dh6,000 (6,126SR or $1,633).

Remember that the WiFi only iPad models cost: $499, $599 and $699 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.

Update 2: itechia’s regular price for 64GB iPad WiFi is 4,999SR ($1,333) which is steep even though it’s less than the UAE price by $300.

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Comments (53)

  • Ahmed

    I think they deserves to be in black list for the mentioned prices.

  • Abdullah

    Anything about warranty ?

  • Taha

    16GB at itechia 2999 and 64GB 4999 add 399 and habe 3 years warranty i will go get mine today from them

  • Dr MHQ

    welcome to Saudi Arabia

  • abdul rahman

    i bet that if i went to India i’ll find cheaper prices than in the gulf………. :(

    • Sameer

      India rips off big time. Check the prices of iphone 3gs in India. The contracted price is more than the prepaid in saudi

  • Prashant

    I agree with Mr. Abdul. I brought a Apple TV from Bangalore and it is way cheaper than here. I got a 160 GB Apple TV for around 1150 SAR 1 year back. I don’t remember the price here but was atleast 25 % more expensive.

    Why does this happen?

  • maram

    i went to itechia and its out of stock they told me saturday 9 morning i can take my ipad cant wait

  • AbdulAziz Mac Pac

    i went to extra and they let me pay 1000 payment for 16GB 3999 when i was going back him i passed itekia THEY HAD THE PRODUCT too much poeple i went got my money back and went back to itekia waitted 30 mins to have my 64GB for a better price than extra I LOVE IT THANKS APPLE i paid 399 extra for 3 years warnti they didnt have time to open apple accunt for me can any person help me pleas?

  • Usman

    guys i think i can bring here 16GB ipads for just 499$+ 40$tax + 300SR(Shipment Cost) that should be around  2300SR. but warranty will be US apple store only then. ;( 

    • MacFreak

      I’m gonna do the same, but I’m waiting for visa card to purchase the iPad online. And yes it going to cost me as you stated for the (16 gb). However, I’m going to buy the 32 gb because I did read that the iPad’s software consumes 2 gb from the total capacity of the device.

  • Khalid M

    iPAD costs ( 1,846.3 SR ) as an a exact value in the US. A cousin of mine sent it to my brother shifting went with 250-351SR I think . Such a shame to see prices goes with 4K’s,  2,866SR
    however waiting for couple of month’s won’t be any harm eah? =) 

  • The_legend

    This is insane, the prices are sky high. i would rather order it online or get a pirated one.

  • ipadfan

    There is a shop opposite to Jarir bookstore in Jarir Plaza (opposite Mall of Dhaharan) where it is being sold for 3000 SAR.

  • Lokraj Bhandari

    THE APPLE IPAD IS FIRST AVAILABLE IN SAUDI ARABIA WITH EMAX ELECTRONICS FOR THE CHEAPEST PRICE. SHOWROOMS ARE LOCATED IN BAWADI SITTEEN, SAWARY MALL – TARIK MALLIK ROAD, CENTREPOINT – SULTAN ROAD, JEDDAH.
    EMAX ELECTRONICS IS THE LARGEST ELECTRONIC CHAIN IN THE ENTIRE MIDDLE EAST.

  • Saleh

    I have 3 64gb 3g models coming over the next two weeks. I will charge 5300SR for each one. let me know if you want.

  • ssamer

    I live in Saudi Arabia Jeddah and im interested with the new apple product ipad I wanna buy it but its freakin expensive here it costs about 3000s.r…its almost half the price on ebay 499$ about 1800 s.r…. so what should I do?

  • Ahmad M.A,

    SaudiMac does not recommend buying from non-trusted sellers. Careful from Scams.

    I sell 64 Gb IPAD WIFI for 4000 (S.R.) +shipping (second day shipping is 500 S.R, extra) normal shipping is 4 t o 6 business days…

    If anyone interested email at : amas29@live.com

  • Sa'doon

    SaudiMac does not recommend buying from non-trusted sellers. Careful from Scams.

    Apple IPad 3G/WIFI 64GB (Brand new and sealed) (Dhahran )

    Reply to: i.device.seller.ksa@gmail.com

    Between may 5th and June 5th. I will have four ipads coming to my mailbox. Reserve yours now. Free DHL delivery if you are not in Dhahran, once payment is recieved. Price is 5300 Saudi Riyal.

  • Sultan

    For whom are interested! I receive orders to buy iPad wifi & 3G. The iPads will be purchase from Apple stores in United Sates of America directly. For that selling it to you is going to be less the Saudi market.

    If you are interested, please contact me on sultanmubki@gmail.com

    P.S. the full payment for the iPad is going to be at the day of receiving it.

    –last day of submitting request will be on May 19th, 2010

    “what distinguish me selling you the iPad from others in Saudi Arabia is the cheaper price “

  • Prashant

    iPad Does 3 G work?

    If I buy a32 Gb iPAd Wifi+3G from USA can I use the 3G features outside USA?
    In Saudi Arabia?
    In India?
    In Europe?
    Will it be locked like iPhone?
    Please opine and share your experience.
    Thanks

  • Saleh

    I have an extra one here in Dhahran, let me know if you are interested. Brand new and sealed by Apple. send me an email if you are interested, salkhabti@gmail.com.

    The only challenge would be cutting the simcard which i got right from the first time! thank god… other than that, i suggest you go buy at any price. I have so far shelved my macbook air and Imac for this beautiful thing.
    Saleh

  • Ali

    i need a ipad i am from india how can i get one 32gb wifi
    reply at maxlove00736@hotmail.com

  • Abdul Wared

    My friend bought from http://www.aido.com . They shipped items immediately. And price looks great too. Planning to buy one from there. Any advice about the seller aido.com?  

  • Meera

    Is the ipad blocked for the UAE or unblocked ?so that we can get internet access for the wifi 3G

  • Meera

    If i buy it from australia will it work in the uae? or will it be locked?

  • Meera

    Thank you very much.That helped:)

  • Abdul Wared

    I believe thats always better if we buy a product from local market, so that we may get some assistance on that!

  • Jona

    My company have brand new Apple Iphone 4G 32GB instock and is available for just $500 usd. if you buy 3 units you will be giving 1 unit of Apple iphone 3Gs 32GB for free.

    Contact us via Email: jonacomm@yahoo.com and we will send you our company website for more details on how to order from us.

    I will wait for your email ASAP.

    Thanks

  • Igor

    Does anybody have an idea when an Arabic keyboard will be inbuilt in iPad OS?! I could not us even Al-Mawrid dictionary even using special apps.
    Peace upon you!

    • Umm Khaled

      Go to the app store and search for Arabic keyboard and download and install it. follow the instructions on how to use it. iPad currently does not support arabic.

  • Adrian Flaherty

    I just found out that aido.com is selling for the cheapest price in the Middle East. Infact their prices are the closest to the US price. Their 64GB 3G is $959.95 which is the lowest price. If you do the maths they would work out at more or less the same price. I got my order within 2 day via fedex. 

  • ipad

    it’s very expensive

  • Mohammad al qureshi 966505483443

    Available iPad1 16gb 3g+wifi at an amazing price for whole sale only. Let me know if anyone interested.
    Thanks,
    Maq

    Ps. With warrenty

  • Mohammad al qureshi 966505483443

    I am an apple wholeseller and have, for sure the cheapest prices. Feel free to contact me at your conveneince.
    Thanks

  • Linda

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    buy any one item will get one more free gift!
    buy any5 items get one more free IPHONE4S
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  • Khaled A.

    it’s very expensive

  • Abdul Lateef

    i wanted to buy an ipad 3g 16gb from where can i buy plz tell me da cheapest store and when will mobily launch ipad

  • Umm Khaled

    If u have a credit card and know someone in the states, just order it from the apple store, send it to the person in the states and have them ship it to you!! You are all crazy for wanting to buy it from the gulf. They do nothing but rob you with this kind of stuff!!!

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