Money, Currency and Credit cards in Dubai

How does the currency of Dubai work?

The currency used throughout the United Arab Emirates is called Dirham . Its official abbreviation is AED , but the dh and dhs codes are also used. The dollar exchange rate is about 3.65 ae . The variation is very small because the government maintains this fixed value for the whole year. The euro is more frequent. On average, the exchange rate of 1 euro equals 4.7 ae .

What are the most accepted credit cards in Dubai?

The most accepted cards in establishments throughout the country are Visa and Master Card . The American Express card is not very much accepted.

What currency do I take to Dubai?

You can bring dollar or euro . Both are very well accepted, although the dollar is more used. The suggested exchange rate is about 100/150 USD for the local currency (Dirham) at the airports. Rest can be converted into the currency exchange offices of the malls or on the streets of Dubai for a better rate.

Can you exchange money in hotels?

Yes, but rates are usually high hence not recomended. The ideal is to change in the malls or the exchange offices of the streets.

Is it possible to pay the dollar or euro expenses in the UAE?

In many places, yes, but we recommend that tourists traveling to Dubai or Abu Dhabi exchange a little dollar / euro for Dirham (local currency) for small expenses such as taxi, additional tours, tips, etc.

How much should I take to spend per day (I will spend 7 days)?

Dubai is reputed to be the city of luxury. Even so, it does not stop offering options for those looking for more economical trips. It all depends on how much YOU WANT  and CAN SPEND . For example, you can eat at a fast food for only $ 10 per person, or dine at one of the internationally renowned restaurants and spend around $ 500 per person. That fits the pocket and the taste of each one.

As far as transportation is concerned, Dubai has cheap taxis and subways, the latter being one of the most modern in the world.

Are restaurants and cool places to go out at night too expensive?

For more meals, it is adviced to the tourists of Dubai to have lunch or dinner in the malls, in the food area, besides being tasty has good service.

Cool areas to enjoy the night are Dubai Marina and JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) . In the latter, there is a famous boardwalk called " The Walk " with several cool restaurants, shops, small shops, ice cream shops and cafes, very nice to walk and delight. Another attraction of this place is the exhibition of motorcycles and exotic cars that parade around.

How does the tips issue in Dubai work? If it is acceptable, how much is usually given?

Here in the Emirates you can tip yes! We recommend giving it to Asian workers in general, as they earn very little, and deserve about 5 AEDs or 10 AEDs more. Whereas 10 AEDs amount to almost $ 3.