How To Pay

You’ll have few problems parting with your money in Dubai. 

Credit Cards
Credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa) and debit cards (Visa Electron) are accepted in shopping malls, supermarkets and many independent shops. Cards mainly use the chip-and-pin system. Aramex also offers a Web Surfer card, a prepaid MasterCard for use online.

Cash
It’s better to pay with cash for fuel at petrol stations, although some are now offering card payment. You are never too far from an ATM in the city and it is preferable to pay with cash in souks and smaller shops – try to have a variety of denominations, because it is better to hand over close to the exact amount. 

 
Canny Coupons It’s no secret that there are bargains to be had across the city. As well as the Entertainer books and app, check out groupon.ae and cobone.com for discounts on everything from shopping to dentistry to holidays.‚Äč

Currency
The dirham is the local currency, but US dollars and other foreign currencies are accepted in some larger shops (and in airport duty free).

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