The United Arab Emirates Dirham rates below were last updated 1 minute ago
If you're travelling to the United Arab Emirates soon you'll want to get the best deal on your United Arab Emirates Dirham. Our free comparison service compares the best United Arab Emirates Dirham rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 23 suppliers selling United Arab Emirates Dirham in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 4.3956 to 4.6837.
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The United Arab Emirates Dirham is the official currency of the United Arab Emirates; a country bordering Oman and Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Peninsula that is composed of a federation of 7 separately-governed emirates. Since discovering oil in the 1980s, the UAE's prospects have improved dramatically, transforming the country from a poor, desolate desert area into a modernised and rich state.
The UAE Dirham is pegged to the US Dollar at a rate of $1 USD = 3.7 AED, and is widely stocked by most bureau de change here in the UK which means competition is strong and good deals can be found by comparing suppliers. You should probably budget in the region of 1,000 AED per day.
For those that don't want to take large amounts of cash with them to the Emirates, consider a prepaid currency card as an alternative method of payment. They are accepted all over the UAE but unlike UK credit or debit cards they will not incur additional transaction fees when they are used.
If you are a British citizen then you can obtain a 30 day visa for your stay in the United Arab Emirates upon arrival and if you would like to extend your stay in the UAE then you can pay for an extended visa whilst in the country. Just ensure you do not overstay your visa as you will be fined and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months when you arrive.
Whilst in the UAE if you intend on working then you will need to obtain a working permit which can be valid for up to 3 months and if you do not get your probationary work permit before starting work then you could face a fine, imprisonment and deportation.
Make sure when leaving the country that you cancel your work permit otherwise you could be arrested upon re-entry to the UAE at a later date. You are also advised to make sure you do not have any outstanding debts when trying to leave as legal disputes need to be settled before you can leave the country.
If need to take prescribed drugs with you to the United Arab Emirates then you will need obtain the necessary approval and paperwork from the UAE Ministry of Health as some prescribed drugs or over the counter drugs might not be allowed and you will need prior permission before travelling to the country.
Over the past week the United Arab Emirates Dirham has increased by 0.55% from last Thursday's rate of 4.6582 to today's rate of 4.6837 which means £750 will buy you D19.13 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 4.699 on Saturday and the worst rate was 4.6582 on Thursday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the United Arab Emirates Dirham rate increase by 3.75% from 4.5146 on 24th February 2017 to 4.6837 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you D126.83 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 4.699 on 20th May 2017 and a low rate of 4.4444 on 14th March 2017.
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