Electrical outlet and power switches in the UAE
For Residential Use:-
As per International Electrotechnical Commission, specifically, Plug Type G is used in the United Arab Emirates. As per DEWA standards for regulation for Electrical Installation, the Electrical Switches in Dubai must comply with BS 3676. For Electrical outlets, such as a socket or plug, it must comply with BS 1363.
For Commercial use:-
As per DEWA standards for regulation for Electrical Installation, the Electrical Switches in Dubai must comply with BS 3676 with of metal clad. For Electrical outlets, such as socket or plug, it must comply with BS 4343.
Best Electrical Outlets and Switches in Dubai
In general, there are many favorite brands to choose from. It also depends on the customer budget.
How much does it cost to replace a plug socket?
Usually, replacing a couple of switches and sockets are comparatively expensive than replacing entire electrical outlet and power switches in your apartment, villa or office. In fact, customer location also matters.
If the customer stays in Deira, Karama, International City, Bur Dubai, Al Quoz; the replacement cost will be much less than the person residing in any communities, and towers. The reason, is only, to access the community, needs approval, which requires multiple trips and more.
If at all you are planning to replace the plug socket, or you need electrical repair services in Dubai, the minimum charges for an Electrician visit are AED 150/ onwards, plus the material cost. That means, if you plan to change one switch, it will cost you around AED 175/-
For places other than communities, it is as low as AED 50/ plug socket.