All you need to know about the dirham, from exchange rates to helpful tips.
What do dirhams look like?
The AED1 coin is silver and has a traditional Arabic coffee pot (dallah) on one side. Otherwise, dirhams come in colourful banknotes ranging from AED5 to AED1,000 (USD1.36 to USD272.29). Be sure to check out the intricate artworks on each note, depicting important symbols of UAE culture from Jumeirah Mosque and Ajman Fort to a falcon and an Arabian oryx.