ECN Trading in the UAE

Open an ECN trading account with FXOpen and access forex, indices, stocks, commodity, and cryptocurrency CFD* markets.

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FXOpen: ECN trading for the experts

An electronic communication network (ECN) trading system uses market execution and enables you to trade on the raw price from the banks and liquidity providers while being charged a small commission. An ECN trading account from FXOpen is a popular option as it’s ideal for executing trades in high volume, while you can also use it to access a wide range of instruments.

Advantages of ECN trading in the UAE with FXOpen

One platform with multiple instruments and markets

With us as your ECN broker, you can use one platform and one account for commodities, indices, shares, forex, and cryptocurrency* CFDs.

You’re trading with an FCA regulated broker

based in the UK. Your funds are fully protected up to £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Highly customisable

to your individual trading style and strategies, meaning you are in complete control of your ECN account.

Access to automated trading

You can download and use ready-made scripts and expert advisors or create a custom indicator or script, based on your strategy.

Access anytime, anywhere

via the desktop, web-based or mobile version of the MT4 and MT5 trading platforms.

Access to a wide range of analysis

50+ built-in indicators and graphic tools for technical analysis, quotes history centre, strategy tester and news, all designed to help you increase your ECN trading knowledge.

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What is an ECN trading account?

Orders are matched and executed by the ECN broker while the trader is charged a small commission for that service. That commission means there is no premium placed on the raw spread.

When you use FXOpen’s ECN trading account, there is no dealing desk and your trade will always be executed at the best possible price. An ECN account can also provide plenty of flexibility in that it offers access to a range of instruments without having to set up multiple accounts.

Which instruments can you access when ECN trading in the UAE?

By opening a CFD ECN trading account in the UAE with FXOpen, you’ll be able to trade in:


the conversion of one currency into another.


the exchange of assets – metals and energy– based on the price of a physical product such as gold or oil.


where you buy and sell stocks in publicly listed companies.


where you buy and sell the underlying coins or speculate on their price movements via CFD trading.


the trading of a group of shares within a certain sector or niche.

The risks and rewards of ECN trading

When you trade any of the above instruments through your ECN account, it’s important to gain an understanding of the risks involved. As a true ECN broker, we will always execute your trade at the best available price, but there are no guarantees of earning a profit.

An ECN trading account is cost-effective and easy to use – especially when it comes to trading in large volumes. But the markets themselves are less predictable. Changes in supply and demand, geopolitical developments, economic trends and even freak weather conditions can all have an impact.

With that in mind, you need to ensure you’ve carried out a detailed analysis and carefully weighed up all the contributing factors before getting started with ECN trading in the UAE.

Register for an account with FXOpen and gain access to our cutting-edge CFD trading platform.

You can trade multiple instruments – forex, indices, shares, commodities and cryptocurrency* – all from one account and rest assured we’re fully regulated by the FCA and offer FSCS protection up to £85,000.


How to open an ECN trading account


Select your country of residence

Select your country of residence to get started.


Complete the online application

You will then be directed to our secure server to complete the online application.


Login and start trading

Upon completing the application you will be provided a username and password. Log in to the Client portal, deposit funds, and start trading.

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ECN trading in the UAE with FXOpen

Trade forex, indices, shares, commodities, and cryptocurrency* with FXOpen, a true ECN broker. You’ll need a minimum deposit of £300, $300 or €300. In the UK, we’re fully regulated by the FCA and offer FSCS protection up to £85,000. You can sign up for an ECN trading account with that all-important peace of mind.

All you have to do is fill out our simple registration form and verify your identification before you can start ECN trading in the UAE. So, why not contact us today or open an account and begin your trading journey.

What is an ECN broker?

True ECN brokers like FXOpen operate on a no dealing desk model, which means the broker matches a trader’s order either with a buyer or seller. ECN brokers make their money by charging a commission on all executed deals, so there is no conflict of interest with their clients.

Through ECN brokers, traders can execute deals on more than one instrument – for example shares, forex, indices or commodities. This prevents traders having to open multiple ECN accounts to access these markets.

What’s the difference between ECN and STP trading accounts?

Straight-Through Processing (STP) accounts differ from ECN accounts in that there is no separate commission to pay when a trade is executed because that commission is already included in the spread. STP trading accounts are perhaps more suited to novice traders who are looking to keep their pricing information simple. Find out more about STP and ECN trading accounts.

How to define success when ECN trading in the UAE

It’s important to have clearly defined goals when ECN trading. Each trader’s idea of success is unique, so the key is to make decisions with conviction, informed by the detailed research and analysis you have undertaken.

Before you begin ECN trading in the UAE, identify your objectives and lay out a plan for how you’re going to achieve them. It’s important to manage your expectations. There are no guarantees of making a profit with ECN trading, so be sure to have safeguarding measures in place to help you minimise and recover from any losses. As a true ECN broker, our interests align with yours and we want you to enjoy success, however you define it.
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*Cryptocurrency CFDs are only available for trading by those clients categorised as Professional clients under FCA Rules. They are not available for trading by Retail clients.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 60% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.