What is Amazon Prime and what are Prime Day deals?

Dh16 per month can get you significant value


With Amazon now in the UAE, it will be the first time we will be able to take advantage of Amazon Prime. And with it come the annual Prime Day deals, which are just around the corner on July 15. Currently, an Amazon Prime membership is available for Dh12 per month as an introductory offer with it set to increase to Dh16 per month after October 2019. But is it worth having?

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime unlocks a lot of different benefits for members. Those who have it are eligible for free next-day and discounted same-day delivery. You are also entitled to free 6-9 day shipping when ordering from the US for orders above Dh100.

FREE Two-Day Shipping
Free shipping on domestic and international orders (via Amazon)

Aside from delivery benefits, Prime also brings you access to instant streaming. With Prime Video, you can watch award-winning content like ‘The Grand Tour’ and ‘Mirzapur’ at no extra cost. The shows and movies can be streamed on your PC, mobile devices, tablets, gaming consoles or smart TVs. But with support for downloads, they can be consumed offline on the go as well.

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Access to Amazon Prime Video (via Amazon)

For the avid gamers out there, Amazon Prime gives you access to streaming service Twitch’s Prime membership. This helps unlock limited edition gaming content, exclusive loot and a lot more. In addition, you will also receive a free monthly Twitch channel subscription to support your favourite streamers.

Early Access to deals
Early access to lightning deals (via Amazon)

Lightning deals are also a huge part of Amazon’s repertoire and with Prime, users will get 30-minute early access. This in turn will help you decide which purchases are worthwhile for you.

Prime Day

Exclusive for Amazon Prime members, Prime Day is an annual celebration. Through July 15 and 16, Prime members will be able to take advantage of various discounts on products. These could be on electronics, household goods, clothes or anything else.

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Prime Day is almost around the corner (via Amazon)

The two day parade will offer up to a million products for discounted rates worldwide. New deals will start as soon as midnight hits on July 15 with more coming up as the day moves forward and on the next day.

Should you get Amazon Prime?

Above all, Amazon Prime is a valuable service to avail. It gives users access to a multitude of benefits at a low monthly cost. For instance, if you are into streaming or extensive online shopping, it is a must. Conveniently, Amazon also gives you the option for a 1-month free Prime trial to see if you genuinely need its services. And if you are undecided on whether you need it, this might be the way to decide.


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