Connect availability in the UAE

We currently support the following configurations of Connect for UAE users:

Foreign platform with UAE connected accounts UAE platform with UAE connected accounts
Standard Connect Available only with:
- Direct charges
- Destination charges with the on_behalf_of parameter
Available with all charge types
Express Connect Connected accounts in this case can have the card_payments capability.

This means the following charge types are available:
- Direct charges
- Destination charges with the on_behalf_of parameter

The UAE connected account must be VAT registered.
- Exception for platforms on IC+ pricing whose connected accounts do not need to be VAT registered
Connected accounts in this case can only have the transfers capability; they cannot have the card_payments capability at this time.

This means the following charges types are available:
- Destination charges without the on_behalf_of parameter
- Separate charges and transfers
Custom Connect Connected accounts in this case can have the card_payments capability.

This means the following charge types are available:
- Direct charges
- Destination charges with the on_behalf_of parameter

The UAE connected account must be VAT registered.
- Exception for platforms on IC+ pricing whose connected accounts do not need to be VAT registered
Connected accounts in this case can only have the transfers capability; they cannot have the card_payments capability at this time.

This means the following charges types are available:
- Destination charges without the on_behalf_of parameter
- Separate charges and transfers

We only support the following business types creating a connected account:

Any connect account holders will need to provide a valid trade license issued within the UAE as part of the verification process - as a result, we don't currently support individuals without a license signing up for a connected account.

Helpful resources for Connect in the UAE