United Arab Emirates Currency


The currency of the United Arab Emirates is the Dirham (AED), which is divided into 100 fils. There are no currency regulations in the UAE and all major currencies are readily exchanged at banks and large hotels. The Dirham is fixed against the US Dollar. The best exchange rates are found at private moneychangers who operate throughout the territory, particularly in the more popular souks (markets) and shopping centres. Most major credit cards are accepted. ATMs are common throughout the UAE. Banking hours are generally Saturday to Thursday from 8am to 3pm, but some are also open until 8.30pm, after a midday break.

Currency Exchange Rates

United Arab Emirates AED 1 AED 5 AED 10 AED 100 AED 1,000
Australia AUD 0.36 AUD 1.82 AUD 3.64 AUD 36.36 AUD 363.56
Canada CAD 0.37 CAD 1.84 CAD 3.67 CAD 36.73 CAD 367.29
Ireland EUR 0.24 EUR 1.21 EUR 2.42 EUR 24.25 EUR 242.46
New Zealand NZD 0.39 NZD 1.93 NZD 3.87 NZD 38.69 NZD 386.90
South Africa ZAR 3.51 ZAR 17.55 ZAR 35.11 ZAR 351.06 ZAR 3,510.61
United Kingdom GBP 0.21 GBP 1.05 GBP 2.10 GBP 20.97 GBP 209.71
United States of America USD 0.27 USD 1.36 USD 2.72 USD 27.23 USD 272.31

Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

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