UAE Interest Rate

UAE Interest Rate

UAE Interest Rate

Base Rate in UAE

The Base Rate ended 2022 at 4.40%, substantially higher than the 2021 value of 1.50% and quadruple the 1.00% value a decade prior. Conversely, the Middle East & North Africa region's average rate at the end of 2022 was 5.80%. For more interest rate information, visit our dedicated page.

UAE Interest Rate Chart

Note: This chart displays Policy Interest Rate (%) for UAE from 2022 to 2021.
Source: Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates.

UAE Interest Rate Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Base Rate (%, eop) 2.75 2.00 1.25 1.50 4.40
Consensus Forecasts and Projections for the next ten years

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