How to exchange your currency in Dubai? Check documents needed & other details

Are you planning to visit Dubai for a vacation or a business trip? With the resumption of commercial flights to and from UAE, several tourists from India and other countries are heading to the Gulf nation.

It is quite obvious that a foreign trip involves proper planning more than having necessary travel documents. You need to have adequate local currency in that country to move around and transact without any hassle.

If you are planning to visit Dubai and are wondering how to exchange Indian currency with the UAE Dirham, here’s a complete lowdown

According to the UAE government’s website, foreign currency of almost any denomination can be exchanged in the country.

The travellers can exchange money in hotels and at licenced money exchange centres located at airports, malls and public markets. Besides this, the foreign banks have their branches and ATMs at several locations.

Documents needed

Most of the exchange centres will ask for a copy of the passport or a national identity proof along with contact details, the website Visit Dubai states. If you have a travellers’ cheque, it is advisable to contact the currency exchange centre if it accepts it.

An important thing to note is that the local currency Dirham is pegged to the US dollar since 1997. It means that the conversion rate of Dirham to US dollar remains the same but will change for other currencies.