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Travel like a local in The United Arab Emirates

The UAE is one of the richest, if not the richest, country in the entire Middle East, and this makes it a unique place to enjoy a luxury vacation. The United Arab Emirates is a modern and dynamic country immersed in culture and history, a fascinating place where traditionalism meets modernism and technology is integrated with traditional values. Whether you’re visiting the stunning Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, taking in the views from the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai or trying a desert safari tour in the Liwa Desert. wherever your adventure takes you make sure that you always keep some Dirham on you to help out.

Use our currency calculator for AUD to AED in order to help you understand how much things will cost on your holiday or simply sign up to our Rate Alert and we can send you a notification when your desired rate hits the market. Being one of the most traded currency in the world your best to get your travel budget early and watch for the best exchange rate for your trip.

The United Arab Emirates 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’. Similarly to the Australian dollar, the AED dirham is made up of 100 fils (fils are like the UAE’s version of cents). Dirham notes come in 8 different denominations: $5AED, $10AED, $20AED, $50AED, $100AED, $200AED, $500AED and $1,000AED. Dirham coins come in denominations of 25 fil, 50 fil and 1 Dirham.

How Much cash do i need in UAE?
The cost of living in the UAE is 15% lower than in Australia but if you are wanting to travel in luxury you’re going to need more than just a Dirham or two. Accomodation and Activities can be relatively pricey in this region as they have a lot of unique experiences that would be hard to find anywhere else in the world. Also if you are planning to go shopping in local Souks remember to always take cash with you and to haggle with the store owners.

Average Prices

Bottle of Water: $1.3 AED
Beer: $15 AED
meal at inexpensive restaurant: $25 AED
meal at Mcdonalds: $25 AED
cappuccino: $18 AED



Remember to try and use up all your coins before you return home