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Cash - English or Dirhams!?

cumbria, uk
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39 posts
97 reviews
Cash - English or Dirhams!?

I'm planning on buying jewellery from the gold souk in the Dubai Mall - will they accept English cash or should I change? I know when buying down the old gold souk they will accept anything

TIA

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4 replies to this topic
Bahrain
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185 posts
32 reviews
1. Re: Cash - English or Dirhams!?

They should accept GBP but for better rates, it is recommended to convert to Dirham.

Dubai, United Arab...
Destination Expert
for Dubai
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9,175 posts
9 reviews
2. Re: Cash - English or Dirhams!?

You can also pay by Credit Card. Some shops may make a demand of extra for card but that is not legal. Otherwise use only AED for convenience and avoiding the exchange loss in shops.

cumbria, uk
Level Contributor
39 posts
97 reviews
3. Re: Cash - English or Dirhams!?

Thanks - I don’t do credit cards anyway cash only always better to barter with!

Here and there
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for Dubai, Pissouri, Protaras, Paphos, Limassol, Cyprus
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48,481 posts
38 reviews
4. Re: Cash - English or Dirhams!?

So get dirhams by changing your sterling or using an ATM

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