- Code: AED
- Currency Unit: Dirhams
- Currency name: United Arab Emirates Dirhams
- Currency symbol: Dhs and AED
- Preferred Form: Apart from cash, most of the shops accept credit cards. br>However, many places do NOT accept credit cards such as American Express and Diners Club.
- Changing Your Money: You can get foreign currency exchanged from major banks and private financial institutions/outlets in Abu Dhabi. Most of the hotels will also do currency exchange
Use your own discretion as tipping for services is not mandatory but good etiquette since most service workers make meagre salaries. Restaurants typically add a service charge to the bill (Abu Dhabi 16 per cent; Sharjah 15 per cent; Dubai 10 per cent) but if there isn’t one, add your own. Tips for other services may include hotel cleaning staff, bellboys, washroom attendants or even the man who cleans your windscreen at the petrol station.