A T-DMB pilot project was planned for the UAE, but it is not known if these. There are no known DAB/DAB+ transmissions currently. Any roll-out of digital radio services would probably use DAB+. Anyone thinking of buying a digital radio receiver should definitely buy a DAB+ receiver to future-proof their purchase.
The website etnews reported in 2012 that South Korea was to assist a pilot T-DMB service in Sharjah and that Korean equipment and receiver manufacturers would co-operate with the local broadcasting companies. At the moment, nothing further is known about the tests and whether they actually took place. If you can help with any information, please contact Wohnort.