Buy UAE Dirham

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

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In light of the current circumstances we are currently offering the following online currency services:

  • Online ordering for home delivery (please note Royal Mail collection times are no longer guaranteed for next day)
  • Online ordering for in-store collection at over 200 customer service desks in Tesco stores around the UK

All of our in-store travel money bureaux are now temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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

      Why choose Tesco Bank Travel Money

      • Over 360 in-store travel money bureaux open seven days a week.
      • Free home delivery when you spend £500 or more online.
      • Free Click and Collect from our in-store bureaux and over 200 customer service desks.
      • The choice to buy currency and prepaid travel money cards from our in-store travel money bureaux.

        Buy Emirati Dirham online and collect it from over 560 Tesco stores

        Heading to the United Arab Emirates? Collect Dirham from your chosen Tesco store before you leave.

        If you’re going to the United Arab Emirates, you can buy Dirham with Click & Collect and pick it up when you do your weekly shop.

        Simply place your order online, and collect your currency from a Tesco Travel Money bureau or selected customer service desks. You can select a date to collect your currency when you place your order.

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            How far could your UAE Dirham go?



            • Mid-range three-course meal for two: 250.00د.إ
            • Cappuccino: 19.27د.إ
            • 0.5 litre draught beer: 45.00د.إ
            • Soft drink: 4.67د.إ
            • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): 4.98د.إ
            • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 12.00د.إ
            • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 2.35د.إ
            • One-way ticket on local transport: 5.00د.إ
            • Litre of petrol: 1.97د.إ

            Information sourced from, March 2021.



              • Mid-range three-course meal for two: 100.00د.إ
              • Cappuccino: 14.42د.إ
              • Soft drink: 2.57د.إ
              • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): 3.75د.إ
              • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 13.00د.إ
              • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 2.50د.إ
              • One-way ticket on local transport: 8.00د.إ
              • Litre of petrol: 2.20د.إ

              Information sourced from, March 2021.

                Abu Dhabi

                Abu Dhabi

                • Mid-range three-course meal for two: 200.00د.إ
                • Cappuccino: 17.80د.إ
                • Soft drink: 3.12د.إ
                • Loaf of fresh white bread (500g): 4.78د.إ
                • Taxi Start (Normal Tariff): 12.00د.إ
                • Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff): 2.00د.إ
                • One-way ticket on local transport: 2.00د.إ
                • Litre of petrol: 2.07د.إ

                Information sourced from, March 2021.

                  Buy before you fly

                  Planning ahead

                  It’s always handy to have some local currency before travelling. That way, you’ll be able to pay for things like food, drink, transportation and tips as soon as you arrive.

                  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 online 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.

                      Useful 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 560 stores.

                        Important information

                        Card fees and cancellations

                        Buying foreign currency using a credit or debit card

                        No matter how you purchase your travel money, whether it be in store, online or over the phone, you will not be charged any card handling fee by us. However, regardless of your card type, your card provider may apply fees, e.g. cash advance fees or other fees, so please check with them before you purchase your travel money.

                          Click & Collect cancellations

                          You can cancel a Click & Collect order any time prior to collection. We'll refund you with the full Sterling amount that you paid for your order, unless you cancel less than 24 hours before your collection date, in which case we'll charge a £10 late cancellation fee.

                          We are unable to refund any fees charged by your card issuer, so please contact them if you have any further queries.

                            Currency buy back

                            When you get home, we'll buy your travel money back

                            Let us turn your unspent holiday money into Pounds. It couldn't be simpler.

                            Just pop into one of our in-store Travel Money Bureaux when you get back to the UK. We buy back all the currencies we sell in most banknote values and also the Multi-currency Cash Passport™.

                            It doesn't matter where you bought your money, even if you didn't buy it from a Tesco Travel Money Bureau.

                              Key product information

                              Tesco Travel Money is provided by Travelex

                              Tesco Travel Money ordered in store is provided by Travelex Agency Services Limited. Registered No. 04621879. Tesco Travel Money ordered online or by telephone is provided by Travelex Currency Services Limited. Registered No. 03797356. Registered Office for both companies: Worldwide House, Thorpewood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

                              Multi-currency Cash Passport™ prepaid currency card is issued by PrePay Technologies Limited (PPS) pursuant to license by Mastercard International. PPS is an electronic money institution authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (FRN:900010) for the issuing of electronic money and payment instruments, with its registered office at Floor 6, 3 Sheldon Square, London, W2 6HY, UK. PPS is registered in England under company number 04008083. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.