Best CFD Brokers in the UAE

The best brokers to trade CFDs in UAE need to be regulated by DFSA, ADGM, CBUAE or SCA

  • pepperstone logo Pepperstone - Best For Tight Spreads
  • avatrade logo AvaTrade - Top For Fixed Spread Forex Trading
  • IG Markets IG - Good For Low Minimum Deposit
  • XTB XTB - Great Broker For Rest of Middle East
  • axitrader logo AxiTrader - Good For No Funding Fees
  • Saxo Markets Saxo Bank - Good VIP Trading Account
  • XM logos XM - Best Islamic Account

Pepperstone
AvaTrade
IG
XTB
AxiTrader

Regulations and Licenses

Feature
Pepperstone
AvaTrade
IG
XTB
AxiTrader
ASIC (Australia)
FCA (UK)
Central Bank of Ireland
MAS (Singapore)
NFA or CFTC (USA)
FSCA (South Africa)
Pending
FINMA (Switzerland)
CYSEC (Cypus)
IIROC (Canada)
FMA (New Zealand)
Dubai (DFSA)
Abu Dhabi (ADGM) Regulated
BaFin (Germany)

Brokerage

Feature
Pepperstone
AvaTrade
IG
XTB
AxiTrader
EUR/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.09
0.17
0.44
GBP/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.38
0.6
0.85
AUD/USD Avg. Raw Spread
0.17
0.3
0.42
EUR/USD Standard Spread
0.69
1.30 Retail
0.90 Professional
0.86
0.70
1.2
EUR/USD Fixed Spreads
0.9
N/A
Commissions (USD Base)
AUD/USD$3.50
USD$3.50
Commission Rebates
Minimum Deposit
USD $100
$450
£250, €250, $250
$0
Swap Free Account
No Inactivity Fees
Funding Methods
16
7
4
5
12
No Funding Fees

Markets and Instruments

Feature
Pepperstone
AvaTrade
IG
XTB
AxiTrader
Currency Pairs
66+
55+
80+
49+
80+
Cryptocurrency CFDs
12
15+
5+
16+
6+
Index CFDs
14+
33+
34+
42+
31+
Share CFDs
300+
625+
12000+
1750+
Commodities CFD
4+
30+
38+
22+
28+
Stockbroking
Retail Max. Leverage
30:1 (FCA/ASIC/BaFIN/CySEC/DFSA)
200:1 (Other)
30:1 (UK/Europe/Australia)
400:1 (South Africa)
30:1 (UK/Europe/Australia)
50:1 (US)
50:1 (Dubai)
1:30 (FCA)
1:500 (Outside Europe)
30:1 (FCA/ASIC)
50:1 (DFSA)
Professional Leverage
500:1
400:1
200:1
1:200
400:1

Trading Platforms + Tools

Feature
Pepperstone
AvaTrade
IG
XTB
AxiTrader
MetaTrader 4 (MT4)
MetaTrader 5 (MT5)
cTrader
Proprietary Platform
Automated Trading
Social + Copy Trading
MetaTrader 4 only

Allowed but not supported
Standard Stop Loss
Guaranteed Stop Loss
Guaranteed Neg Protection
(Aust/Europe only)
available only where European or ASIC regulation applies
ESMA regulated territories only

Europe Only
ESMA regulated territories only
Demo Account
Unique Feature 1
Smart Trader Tools
Choice of social trading tools
Guaranteed stop loss orders
large range of cryptocurrencies
MetaTrader 4 specialist
Unique Feature 2
Fast Execution Speed
Fixed Spreads
Range of platforms
Regulated by multiple
European regulators
Award-winning customer service

Overall