Download Games - United Arab Emirates

  • United Arab Emirates
  • The projected revenue in the Download Games market in 2024 for the United Arab Emirates is expected to reach US$58.84m.
  • It is anticipated that the revenue will exhibit an annual growth rate of 3.42% from 2024 to 2027.
  • Consequently, the projected market volume by 2027 is estimated to be US$65.08m.
  • In terms of users, it is expected that the number of users in the Download Games market will amount to 1.6m users by 2027.
  • The user penetration rate is projected to be 15.8% in 2024 and is expected to decrease slightly to 15.7% by 2027.
  • In a global comparison, in the United States is anticipated to generate the highest revenue in the Download Games market, with a projected revenue of US$5,054.00m in 2024.
  • The average revenue per user (ARPU) is projected to amount to US$36.39 in 2024.
  • The United Arab Emirates has seen a surge in demand for download games, with a particular emphasis on mobile gaming.

Key regions: Asia, France, United Kingdom, India, Europe

Region comparison

Analyst Opinion

With rising prosperity and connection speeds in emerging and developing countries, the Download Games market will continue to grow steadily over the next few years. New offers like subscription-based game libraries (e. g., Uplay+) will power this development even further. However, upcoming technical innovations such as game streaming might have the same impact on the Download Games market as Music Streaming had on Music Downloads.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2C enterprises. Figures are based on the Video Games market. Digital video games are defined as fee-based video games distributed over the internet. These include online games, download games, mobile games, and gaming networks. All monetary figures refer to consumer spending on digital goods or subscriptions in the respective market. This spending factors in discounts, margins, and taxes.

Modeling approach / market size:

The market size is determined through a bottom-up approach. We use annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, third-party studies and reports, survey results from our primary research (e.g., the Statista Global Consumer Survey), as well as performance factors (e.g., user penetration, price per product, usage) to analyze the markets. To estimate the market size for each country individually, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific industry associations, such as various macroeconomic indicators, historical developments, current trends, and reported performance indicators of key market players. In particular, we consider average prices and annual purchase frequencies.


We apply a variety of forecasting techniques, depending on the behavior of the relevant market. For instance, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting digital products and services due to the non-linear growth of technology adoption. The main drivers are GDP per capita, consumer spending per capita, and 4G coverage.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The market is updated twice a year in case market dynamics change. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is considered at a country-specific level. The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year. In some cases, the data is updated on an ad hoc basis (e.g., when new, relevant data has been released or significant changes within the market have an impact on the projected development). GCS data is reweighted for representativeness.


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