United Arab Emirates - Emirati Dirham (AED)
The United Arab Emirates is a relatively expensive travel destination, as almost all goods need to be imported into the country. It´s advisable to have cash in the United Arab Emirates at least for the smaller daily expenses, for example for the taxi rides. In Dubai there´s also a metro service available. The network does not reach all parts of the city and you will need to use a taxi when visiting some of the sights in the city. If you want to see the city by night, the only way of transport is by taxi. All taxi rides shall be paid in cash only. If you plan spending the day by the beach, be informed, that all the beaches have a entrance fee. The fee is best paid in cash. In the newest part of the city (Dubai) payments can easily be done by credit card but if you visit the older part of the city you will find payments in cash to be the easiest mean of payment. Most of the Outlet shops accept only payment in cash.