Xiaomi's global expansion continues with UAE now checked, and Saudi Arabia to follow within the month. Dubai-based Task FZCO and local carrier Etisalat with operations in 15 countries have partnered to bring the Chinese smartphone brand to the UAE market.
A number of Xiaomi handsets will be available, starting with the Redmi 2 Pro, priced at AED 449 ($122), and the Redmi Note 2 selling for AED 719 ($196). Higher up the company's lineup, you'd be able to get the 5-inch midranger Mi 4i for AED 899 ($245), or go all-out and purchase the 5.7-inch Mi Note for AED 1699 ($463).
Xiaomi Mi Note
Task FZCO, which has distribution rights for Xiaomi's devices covering the Middle East, has shared plans for expansion to Saudi Arabia, as well. That should take place towards the end of the month, while other countries in the region will need to wait a couple of extra months.