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Money Matters

When travelling to Dubai travelers often miss out on researching Dubai cash before showing up. Doing so can avoid a lot of hassle when landing in the UAE. There are 100 fils in a Dirham divided into one, half and quarter coins. Notes come in categories of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. An important point to note is that change is adjusted to the closest coin, so if your bill comes to AED 5.15 you'll need to pay AED 5 and if the bill is AED 50.75 you'll owe AED 51. For travellers from new countries, this trend can often seem unusual but it should be kept in mind when paying for taxi fares and at restaurants.

Exchanging currency in Dubai

The United Arab Emirates utilizes the UAE Dirham, abridged to "DH" or "Dhs" which is pegged to the US dollar at a conversion standard of 3.67%. Indians travelling to the country can get their cash exchanged at places like UAE Exchange, Al Fardan Exchange or Western Union which often give the best deals however in case of unfavorable exchange rates, travelers will have to pay a surcharge convenience fee.

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