Revealed: How much time UAE residents spend online, on social media – News

The country has the highest mobile internet speed in the world

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Published: Thu 1 Sep 2022, 12:58

Last update: Thu Sep 1, 2022 2:36 PM

According to a report, residents of the United Arab Emirates spend more than eight and a half hours on the internet every day, which is befitting a country with the fastest mobile internet speeds in the world.

According to a report by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority (TDRA), UAE residents spend 8.36 hours online every day, almost two hours more than the global average of 6. 58 hours. About four hours are spent on personal computers and 4.35 on smartphones. This is the 10th highest in the world across all devices.

Similarly, UAE residents spend 4.35 hours on social media every day, which is the 12th highest in the world.

Internet usage in the United Arab Emirates is the second highest in the world at 99%, with 9.93 million people enjoying access to the World Wide Web.

In its “Digital Lifestyle” report, the authority said the country’s average mobile internet speed is 134.68 Mbps, which is the fastest in the world. It is significantly higher than the global average of 30 Mbps. The country’s fixed broadband speed is the 13th fastest in the world at 124.7 Mbps, compared to the global average of 63.46 Mbps.

Average annual digital spending per capita is estimated at $3,775, compared to $1,766 of global annual digital spending per capita.

The TDRA said 59% of the UAE population shop online weekly and 32.4% make purchases over the phone. Around 68% buy various digital content while 33.4% buy their food needs online every week.

In terms of social media advertising, YouTube has the highest reach in the Emirates with 93.4%, followed by Facebook at 82.5%, TikTok at 81.3%, LinkedIn at 69%, Instagram at 60.2% , Snapchat at 37.2%. percent, and Twitter at 28.1 percent.

The report released by the TDRA contains statistics from the Digital 2022: Global Overview Report and aims to offer insight into the digital lifestyle in the UAE.