Dubai Currency


DUBAI CURRENCY / DUBAI MONEYcurrency

The currency is the UAE dirham (dh); $1 equals about 3.50 dh, but this fluctuates so BE SURE TO CHECK BEFORE YOU DOCK AT DUBAI.  US Dollars are generally not accepted, so have UAE currency ready or exchange your US dollars at the cruise terminal or use the ATM at the terminal before you leave to make things easier.  Taxis take currency only (no credit cards).  Note: While ATMs offered the usual markings (Cirrus, Visa, Mastercard), they tended to accept only a four-digit pin code. And here’s a hint: Check with your bank before you leave about whether your credit or debit card will work. 

 

 

To find out how many dollars equals AED money, use http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/# .

Dubai does not charge tax, so keep this in mind.

For example: 200 US dollars equals about 734 Dubai dollars.  However, keep in mind that this does not mean that you will be spending less because of the money exchange.  Some things can be expensive in Dubai, such as groceries, alcohol, and rent.  However, transportation, hotels, eating out, or eating at restaurants can be a good value.    The list below will give you a better idea of how much food, transportation, and restaurants cost in Dubai.

Restaurants in Dubai  Avg.
Range
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 25.00 AED
20.00
36.73
Meal for 2, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 150.00 AED
110.00
230.00
Combo Meal at McDonalds or Similar 21.00 AED
20.00
25.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) 35.00 AED
30.00
40.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 35.00 AED
25.00
40.00
Cappuccino (regular) 15.23 AED
12.00
18.00
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle) 1.60 AED
1.50
2.00
Water (0.33 liter bottle) 1.12 AED
1.00
1.71
Food in Dubai  Avg.
Milk (regular), (1 liter) 5.48 AED
5.00
7.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) 4.34 AED
3.00
5.00
Rice (white), (1kg) 6.61 AED
5.00
10.00
Eggs (12) 9.77 AED
7.00
12.00
Local Cheese (1kg) 32.04 AED
23.90
50.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg) 25.14 AED
20.00
30.00
Apples (1kg) 9.20 AED
7.35
15.00
Oranges (1kg) 7.79 AED
5.00
12.00
Tomato (1kg) 6.12 AED
4.00
12.00
Potato (1kg) 4.24 AED
3.00
6.00
Lettuce (1 head) 5.21 AED
4.00
7.50
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 1.90 AED
1.50
3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 70.00 AED
50.00
100.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 24.62 AED
20.00
30.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) 25.08 AED
20.00
32.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) 9.00 AED
8.00
10.00
Transportation in Dubai Avg.
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 4.80 AED
4.00
5.80
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 200.00 AED
150.00
275.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 3.50 AED
3.00
10.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) 1.71 AED
1.50
2.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 30.00 AED
25.00
50.00
Gasoline (1 liter) 1.73 AED
1.72
1.80
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 70,000.00 AED
60,000.00
80,000.00
Utilities (Monthly) Avg.
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment 539.28 AED
400.00
700.00
1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans) 0.57 AED
0.30
1.00
Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 271.28 AED
200.00
300.00
Sports And Leisure  Avg.
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 360.12 AED
300.00
400.00
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 81.00 AED
50.00
100.00
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 35.00 AED
35.00
40.00
Clothes And Shoes  Avg.
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 296.03 AED
170.00
450.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, …) 202.04 AED
150.00
253.08
1 Pair of Nike Shoes 319.44 AED
250.00
400.00
1 Pair of Men Leather Shoes 385.33 AED
300.00
450.00
Rent Per Month to live in Dubai [Edit] Avg.
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 6,471.28 AED
5,000.00
8,000.00
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 3,984.53 AED
3,000.00
5,000.00
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 12,608.22 AED
10,000.00
15,503.97
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 9,056.21 AED
7,000.00
11,000.00

 

 


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