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
They should accept GBP but for better rates, it is recommended to convert to Dirham.
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.
Thanks - I don’t do credit cards anyway cash only always better to barter with!
So get dirhams by changing your sterling or using an ATM