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= AED=1 AUD
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What to spend your dirham on:

  • Soft drink in a restaurant

    2 AED

  • 10km taxi ride to see the sharks at Dubai Mall

    18.5 AED

  • Paintballing at Zayed City

    180 AED

  • Entrance to Burj Khalifa in the afternoon

    200 AED

  • Buggy ride for two across the sand dunes

    695 AED

How many dirham will I need?

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Total spending money needed:

  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


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Must-sees in United Arab Emirates

  • Dubai
  • Dubai is every shopper’s paradise, with over 70 malls across the city. When you’ve finished spending, marvel at the grandeur of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi is a smorgasbord of old and new. The splendour of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is awe-inspiring, whilst the Manarat al Saadiyat art centre is a must for art lovers.
  • Sharjah
  • Here you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of the UAE’s oldest market: the Souk Al Arsah, but you can also seek the tranquility of the stunning white beaches at Ajman.

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Ordered currency at a very competitive rate online. Order was delivered next day - couldn't have been more perfect!Trustpilot review.

Excellent service, advice and exchange rate with cash delivered to the door, promptly.Trustpilot review.

Easy to do business with. Very competitive rates. Will definitely be using Travelex UK again.Trustpilot review.

Shell out your dirham

The United Arab Emirates dirham began circulation in 1973 and gets its name from the word ‘Drachmae’, which translates from Greek to English as ‘handful’.

Expect to pay premium prices for most things in the United Arab Emirates, especially in restaurants and hotel bars. Tipping between 10-15% is the norm, but only if the service is good!

In the many souks around the UAE (especially Dubai), the expectation is that you will haggle with the sellers. A typical achievable discount is 50%!

Frequently used banknotes

Dirham notes come in seven different denominations; 5 (brown), 10 (green), 20 (light blue), 50 (purple), 100 (pink), 200 (green and brown), 500 (dark blue) and 1,000 (turquoise) as well as a number of coins. Try to keep plenty of smaller denomination notes as well as coins, as it can be tricky to get change from 500 and 1,000 dirham notes.

Buying UAE dirham online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £500

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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Peter Robinson

Efficient and cost effective

Efficient and cost effective

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Fast and convenient service.

Money was on time, fast and easy to use service. Being able to pick up from your local post office makes Travelex the number one choice for me every time.

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Great service door-to-door delivery.

Great service door-to-door delivery.

Sylvia Amanda McGuire

Excellent

Efficient, on time, and very courteous staff

Ds

easy way to buy foreign currency

The ordering and and pick up of money was very easy I would recommend buying foreign currency this way

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Great exchange rate and fast delivery…

Great exchange rate and fast delivery of currency!

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Easy to use

Easy to use, OK rates and fees, can be a little wait before completion

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Great rates.location of pick up is a…

Great rates.location of pick up is a little inconvenient.

MARTIN

Easily ordered

Easily ordered, delivered on time.

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Fast, easy to deal with. Good exchange rate.

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Always a good rate and nice to deal with.

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I was not aware that you could order…

I was not aware that you could order foreign currency online as easy as this process was. When I first started to shop around for the best rate, travelex offered a competitive rate and the overall process was simple. I was confident of the security aspect and I was impressed with the collaboration with the post office for easy collection.

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One less worry when you are so busy preparing your trip.

Great service. Fast. One less worry when you are so busy preparing your trip. Then when you arrive at your destination you dont have to go to the bank to change your money. It can be time consuming and dangerous in some places. Travelex online rates are a very good deal. Will chose Travelex again for my next trip.

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