To find the best GBP to AED, or pounds to United Arab Emirates dirham rate online, there are two things to check when comparing providers:

  1. 1.

    The dirham exchange rate offered: This tells you how many UAE dirhams you get for each pound you exchange. The higher the rate, the more you get for your pounds.

  2. 2.

    Whether there is a delivery charge: You should factor in the cost of any delivery charges if you are comparing rates online.

Look at the overall amount it costs you to get the number of UAE dirhams you want by using our currency calculator, which includes delivery fees.

Enter the amount you want to exchange, e.g. 100 dirhams in pounds, then this comparison will update to show how much it will cost for each provider.

Can you avoid delivery charges online?

You can avoid delivery charges by choosing a different method of collection, for example:

  • Branch pick up: Only choose this if a provider has a branch you can get to easily.

    Some providers may let you reserve your rate online in this situation, giving you a set time scale to pick up the currency, e.g. 24 hours.

  • Airport pick up: This lets you collect your dirhams at the airport you are travelling from.

    The providers that offer airport collection usually offer better rates when you buy online.

UAE dirham FAQs

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Is it safe to order UAE dirham online?

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Yes, but make sure you buy from a company that is authorised by the FCA. Visit the FCA website to check if a company is registered or not.

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Will I get the same UAE dirham rate on the high street?

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No, the rates online are often better than the high street because online companies need to be more competitively priced to attract you.

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How often do the exchange rates on your table change?

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They are updated every ten minutes. This means you will be offered the latest rates.

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Is my travel money protected abroad?

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No, unless you take out a travel insurance policy that covers your cash when you are abroad. You can compare travel insurance here.

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Is my money protected if a provider goes bust?

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No, so make sure you buy from a provider that will send your currency as soon as it is processed.

About our USE dirham comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

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We include every company that gives you the option of buying UAE dirham online. Here is more information on how our website works.

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How do we make money from our comparison?

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We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here.

You do not pay any extra and the deal you get is not affected.