Dubai Currency: the Dirham
The Dubai currency is the UAE dirham. For currency exchange purposes, the dirham’s code is AED, while prices in most places in Dubai use the symbol Dhs.
The Dubai currency is divided into 100 fils.
Dubai currency bills come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000 dirhams. Dubai currency coins come in denominations of 1 dirham as well as 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 fils.
Dubai Currency Tips for Travelers
Before you travel to Dubai, you can get Dubai money at most foreign exchange businesses.
When you are visiting Dubai, you can use ATMs, which are common throughout the emirate. While most ATMs give large denominations of bills, make sure to carry some small bills with you.
Google Maps is available for Dubai. These include road and street maps of major and minor cities, towns, and rural areas of Dubai.
You can check out and interact with the Google map of Dubai below.
You can create your own custom map of Dubai by pinning places of interest to a Google map and using it on your trip.
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The Dubai Shopping Festival is an annual shopping event in the emirate of Dubai.
Started in 1996 with the aid of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Shopping Festival aims to promote Dubai as a premier tourist destination and highlight the shopping for which the emirate is famous.
A month-long extravaganza taking place at the beginning of each year, the Dubai Shopping Festival features entertainment, promotions, prizes, and of course, world-class shopping.
Win a luxury car or high-end apartment in one of the Dubai Shopping Festival’s famous raffles, or visit one of Dubai’s six thousand participating shops to take advantage of store promotions.
Enjoy fireworks in the evening while you sport the new attire you picked up at one of Dubai’s best shopping destinations, then get some sleep so you can wake up early for the next day’s shopping adventure.