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UAE Currency
UAE Currency and Bank information - TravelPuppy.com
The UAE currency is the Dirham (Dh) = 100 fils. Notes are in denominations of Dh1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of Dh1, and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 fils.

Note: The UAE Dirham is tied to the US Dollar.

Money exchange service in UAE

Most hotels can provide foreign currency exchange.

Credit and debit cards in UAE

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Diners Club are widely accepted in the UAE. Check with your credit or debit card company for acceptability details and other services that may be available.

Traveler’s cheques: Also widely accepted in the UAE. In order to avoid exchange fees, tourists are advised to use traveler’s cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

UAE Currency restrictions: The import and export of foreign and local are unrestricted.

UAE Exchange rate indicators

The following is included as a guide to the movements of the UAE Dirham against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Nov'07
£1.00=
7.65515
$1.00=
3.67240
 
Banking hours

- Saturday - Wednesday 07:30-13:00.
- Thursdays 07:30-12:00.
- Some open Saturday - Wednesday 16:30-18:00.