Buy UAE Dirham

Whether you’re visiting the United Arab Emirates for business or pleasure, buy your UAE Dirham before you fly.

Buying currency has never been easier with our range of travel money services. Just choose the option that works best for you from:

  • Over 300 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
  • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
  • Free Click & Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 100 customer service desks.
  • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

How many Pounds worth of UAE Dirham would you like to buy?

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Buy Emirati Dirham online and collect them from over 400 Tesco stores

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Heading to the United Arab Emirates? Pick up Dirham from a Tesco store near you.

If you need UAE Dirham for your next trip away, why not try Click & Collect?

Simply pre-order your currency online and it will be ready to collect from a Tesco Travel Money bureaux or selected customer service desk. You can select a date to collect your currency when you place your order.

How far your UAE Dirham could go

Dubai

Dubai

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: 183.70د.إ
  • Cappuccino: 16.90د.إ
  • Pint of beer: 45.00د.إ
  • Soft drink: 2.30د.إ
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): 4.80د.إ
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): 30.00د.إ
  • One-way ticket on local transport: 5.00د.إ
  • Litre of petrol: 2.00د.إ

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Sharjah

Sharjah

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: 80.00د.إ
  • Cappuccino: 12.90د.إ
  • Soft drink: 1.70د.إ
  • Loaf of fresh white bread(500g): 4.00د.إ
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): 35.00د.إ
  • One-way ticket on local transport: 6.50د.إ
  • Litre of petrol: 1.90د.إ

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

  • Mid-range three-course meal for two: 200.00 د.إ
  • Cappuccino: 17.60 د.إ
  • Pint of beer: 37.50 د.إ
  • Soft drink: 2.20 د.إ
  • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): 4.50 د.إ
  • Taxi trip (business day 5 miles): 38.00 د.إ
  • One-way ticket on local transport: 2.00 د.إ
  • Litre of petrol: 2.00 د.إ

Prices calculated using a variety of sources. Checked April 2018.

Buy before you fly

Benefits of planning ahead

It’s always handy to have some local currency before travelling. That way, you’ll be able to pay for essentials like food, drink and transportation – and have a little extra to spare for service tips.

Buy your UAE Dirham before jetting off and you’ll be ready to hit the ground running, without the added stress of having to search for an ATM when you arrive.

It’s also worth remembering that exchange rates can fluctuate. When you buy your UAE Dirham in advance, you know where you stand with regards to rates. If you withdraw cash while you are away, you may not get the same exchange rate – and may be charged costly withdrawal fees.

Get your currency when it’s convenient for you

Use Click & Collect and arrange to pick up your Emirati Dirham as part of your weekly shop, either from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. Or, you could try our home delivery service – free on all orders of £500 or more.

Exchange rates can change throughout the day and will vary depending on whether you are buying in store, online or over the phone.

Handy information about Emirati Dirham (AED)

UAE Dirham fast facts

  • The Emirati Dirham dates back to 1973, when it replaced the Qatar riyal
  • To commemorate different events and rulers of the UAE, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates makes special commemorative coins

Currency denominations

UAE Dirham: 5, 10, 20, 50, 200, 500, 1,000 Dirhams (د.إ)

UAE Fils:  1, 5, 10, 25, 50 Fils (فلس)

We can sell denominations of 20 Dirhams and over.

If you have any leftover currency when you return, we can buy back denominations of 5 Dirhams and over. Fils cannot be exchanged, but you can always donate them to charity or keep them as souvenirs of your trip.

Looking for a different currency?

We sell over 50 currencies. Order online for home delivery or collect from over 400 stores.

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Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

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