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Best Rates for UAE Dirham in India Today
Buy AED Currency 22.95
Buy AED Forex Card 22.73
Sell AED Currency 22.62
Remit UAE Dirham 22.88
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Being a Forex marketplace, every money changer competes with others. They will always offer you the best rate, so that they get your order. You may not get the same rate if you directly walk in to the same store.

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We charge absolutely zero commission on every transaction. No hidden charges either! Pay directly to the chosen money changer and receive your required Forex product along with the invoice.

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AED to INR rates can fluctuate very much even on the same day. With Extravelmoney, you can observe and lock the rate when it is favorable. Just pay a small fully refundable rate lock fee & lock the rate for as much as 3 days!

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Facts to Know about the Arab Emirates Dirham

The Arab Emirates Dirham is the official currency of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The symbol “ د.إ‎” represents it in Arabic, and the signs Dh, Dhs, or DH denote it in Latin. The code AED depicts the Arab Emirates Dirham. The value numerals on notes and coins are embossed in terms of Eastern Arabic numbers. The Central Bank of the UAE issues the banknotes, coins, and minor units called the fils. The banknotes are available in denominations of Dhs5, Dhs10, Dhs20, Dhs50, Dhs100, Dhs200, Dhs500, and Dhs1000. The authorities mint coins of 1, 5, 10, 25, 50 fils, and Dhs1. The UAE is a hidden gem in terms of travel and tourism. UAE tops the global ranking for livability, as it offers a plethora of opportunities for tourists and migrants. Before your journey to UAE, check for the best dirham rate today and book door delivery or the nearest collection from RBI-authorized forex stores anywhere in India through ExTravelMoney.

UAE Dirham

Counterfeit Prevention Features in AED

  1. When held under bright light, the watermark on an authentic note replicates the portrait printed on the note.

  2. A security thread, visible under bright light, runs from top to bottom of the currency. The security thread in a genuine dirham is either embedded or threaded. Fake currencies have them printed on the currency.

  3. An original currency is thin, rough, and textured. It is due to the intaglio printing that gives a raised texture.

  4. While looking under UV light, a banknote appears in bright red, green, and golden color.

  5. The portrait, wordings, numerals, and patterns are clear and sharp in an authentic currency due to microprinting.

FAQ on UAE Dirham & Dubai Travel

1. What currency can be used in Dubai?

The UAE dirham (AED) is the official currency of the Dubai and is the accepted legal tender there. US dollars, British pound and Euros are also widely accepted in Dubai as Dubai is a tourist friendly destination.

2. Can you use US dollars in Dubai?

Yes you can use US dollars in Dubai. However, you’ll lose money on every transaction you do with USD. That is because the exchange rate you’ll be given for US dollar will be bad there. The prices of items and services will be mostly in AED. Hence it is better to exchange your US dollars to UAE dirham when going there to avoid money loss to bad exchange rates every time you try to pay with USD.

3. How much cash can I carry from India to Dubai?

You can carry up to USD 3,000 or its equivalent in UAE dirhams (approximately AED 11,000 at today’s AED rate in India) as cash. If you want to take further money, RBI allows up to a maximum of USD 10,000 or its equivalent UAE dirhams (approximately AED 36,600) to be carried in forex card or traveller’s cheque or both.

4. Is it best to change money in Dubai?


There are 2 main reasons why you should not wait till reaching Dubai to change your money ;

1. UAE is a developed country and usually the exchange rate for currencies, given by money changers, is worse in developed countries than in developing countries.

2. The Indian rupee is a restricted currency. That is, the flow of Indian rupee outside India is strictly controlled by the RBI. You can, at the maximum, carry only Rs 25,000 in Indian currency when going abroad from India. This amount would not at all be enough to cover your expenses in Dubai (That is even if you are lucky enough to find a money changer or bank ready to exchange Indian rupee for UAE dirhams).

So be prudent and convert Indian rupee to UAE dirhams before your trip itself.

5. Best forex card for Dubai?

The best forex card for Dubai would depend upon the advantages of the chosen forex card. A forex card preferably with with no activation charges, ATM withdrawal fees abroad, inactivity fees and zero encashment fees would be most welcome. Another important factor to keep in mind is the exchange rate at which the bank or money changer is ready to load US dollars in the forex card. The forex store offering the best AED-INR rate should be considered.

To find the best forex card for Dubai, simply choose from the many multi-currency forex cards available in ExTravelMoney. Take a look at the exchange rates of forex cards offered by different forex vendors and banks in your location. Compare and find the forex card offering the best exchange rate. You can then book the forex card online and get it door delivered to your home or office!

6. What is the best currency to take to Abu Dhabi?

The local currency used in Abu Dhabi is the UAE dirham (AED) No other currency beats the advantages gained by carrying the local currency of a region. Thus it holds to reason that the best currency to take to Abu Dhabi would be the UAE dirham.

7. How to convert Indian rupees to UAE dirhams?

If you are going to UAE from India, then you need to convert Indian rupee to UAE dirhams before flying there. To do that, either visit your bank or an RBI authorized money changer near you.

However, if you want to convert Indian rupee to UAE dirhams at the best possible exchange rate, then you’d need to visit each money changer store near you. Only after enquiring their exchange rates would you be able to find the best rate among them.

Short on time and don’t want to spend an afternoon visiting each forex store in the hot sun? Simply visit extravelmoney.com, online forex platform, using your phone or computer. Compare exchange rates of forex stores online. Book UAE dirhams at market beating exchange rates from forex stores near you and even get the currency delivered to your home!

8. How to convert UAE dirham to Indian rupee?

Converting UAE dirhams to Indian rupee is a pretty simple task with extravelmoney.

Simply look up money changers near you through the online forex platform. See which money changer gives you the best rates for selling UAE dirhams. Select the money changer and place your order online!

Don’t have time to come to the forex store to do the exchange? Select door pickup of UAE dirhams and get Indian rupee credited directly to your bank account after the pickup.

ExTravelMoney is your one stop solution for all forex needs.

9. What are the UAE dirham denominations?

The UAE Dirham (AED) is the official currency of the United Arab Emirates comprising of Abu Dhabi (capital), Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm al-Quwain.

The UAE dirham is divided into 100 fills.

The UAE currency note denominations are AED 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000. The denominations of the coins are 5, 10, 25 and 50 fils and 1 dirham.

10. What are the documents required to sell foreign currency in India?

Any 1 of the following documents are required to sell foreign currency in India ;

1. Indian Passport (Mandatory for transactions above Rs.25,000)

2. Driving License

3. Voters ID

4. Aadhar Card

5. PAN Card (If required)

If the amount of foreign currency to be sold exceeds USD 5,000 equivalent in cash or exceeds USD 10,000 equivalent in total, you will also need to furnish a Currency Declaration form.

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