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What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

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What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

I already have Euros on one card and could get that converted to USD$.

But what do you suggest.

Are many shops taxis etc okay with accepting card payments?

Thanks

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1. Re: What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

I've never used one in Dubai as it is so easy to convert sterling at anyone of a number of exchange houses or to get money from an ATM machine and they are everywhere.

For taxis you will need cash, although shops and restaurants take credit and or debit cards so I guess they would take travel cars too.

I wouldn't convert into US $ as that is not the currency in Dubai.

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2. Re: What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

Keep it in Euros, no point to convert and pay commission again. You will need the local currency, dirhams for most things - day to day spends, taxis etc - but shops for bigger purchases may take your card and if you do Euros is a foreign currency just like US $ so no advantage for having $.

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3. Re: What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

Thanks guys. I was thinking that if possible to convert to the local currency then using card would be straight forwards.

Keeping euros means that will get charged exchange rate every time use and take money out of atm.

Just feel better to take a little cash. Also convert some there and then use the card if needed as a last resort.

Would gold souk take card payments?

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4. Re: What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

Yes they take credit cards.

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5. Re: What currency travel card should I get for Dubai?

The long and short of it is ………… You don't need one.

What ever device you use here, you can use there.

Happy Holiday's.

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