How to Buy Crypto in the Middle East

By Felix Forsgren - March 21, 2018


Buying crypto in the middle east can be hard due to the fact that few exchanges accept middle eastern clients.

In this guide we will show you how to buy the following cryptocurrencies with your credit card:

  • Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Monero (XMR)
  • Ripple (XRP)
  • Dash (DASH)
  • Stellar (XLM)
  • NEO (NEO)
  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC)
  • OmiseGo (OMG)
  • Bitcoin Cash (BCH)
  • Bitcoin Gold (BTG)


1. Step One

Go to IQ Option

This is one of the few exchanges that accept middle eastern clients from The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.

They also offer nice trading features, however in this example we are just gonna show you how to buy fast.

You can read our full review of IQ Option here


2. Step Two

Select which cryptocurrency you wish to buy and in what quantity in USD (The maximum amount allowed is USD 20 000).

Then press Buy with Visa / MasterCard.


3. Step Three

Register an account. Simply type in an email and a password.

Then press Sign up.

Or make an account fast by clicking the Facebook logo or Google+ logo.



4. Step Four

Enter your card details and press pay.


5. Step Five

Done! You have now bought crypto and they will appear in your account.

You can now store your crypto on IQ Option if you wish to trade with them or transfer them to one of your wallets for safe storage.

Happy trading!


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