Dubai - CurrencyATMs are available in many parts of Dubai - ensure you inform your bank before travelling abroad, and be aware you may be charged for cash withdrawals. It is advisable to exchange some cash before arriving in Dubai.
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Dubai - Notes and Coins
Visitors to Dubai can change money at moneychangers or banks; moneychangers sometimes offer better rates than banks, but they can be fussy about changing travelers checks. If you prefer to travel with hard cash, the best currency to bring is US dollars, followed by British pounds and Euros. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted and there are plenty of ATMs connected to one or more of the global ATM systems. Exchange houses are open from 8.30am–1.00pm and 4.30–8.30pm.
Bank opening hours are 8.00am to 1.00pm, from Saturday to Wednesday, although some also open from 4.30–6.30pm. On Thursdays, banks operate only from 8.00am to noon.