✈️ Heading to United Arab Emirates? We've gathered some tips from the bunq community to make sure your trip is the smoothest it can be. 😎
Check them out below! 🌈 👇
Using your card
💳 Do I need cash in United Arab Emirates, or can I use my card everywhere?
ATMs are widely available. Cards are accepted in most hotels and restaurants.
💰 What currency do they use here?
The currency here is Dirham. The symbol is Dhs or AED.
🏧 Which ATM’s can I use for free?
The bunq community has reported free withdrawals at these ATMs.
💵 If I want cash, how much should I take out of an ATM?
AED 150 should be enough for a few days, since you can use your card for nearly everything.
💳 Should I choose local currency or Euros when paying?
If you're asked to choose between local currency and Euros, always choose local currency.
That way bunq does the conversion for you, and you get to take advantage of the best rates with bunq ZeroFX.
📱 Can I roam, or should I get a local SIM?
Most EU mobile plans will charge you for roaming in UAE.
Wifi is readily available in the UAE, especially in coffee shops.
If you want to get a local SIM card, you can learn about your options here.
Useful things to know
💁♀️ How does tipping work?
Tipping is down to personal preference. Not compulsory at all.
🍺 How much does a 0.5L beer cost?
🍽 How much does an average meal cost?
🚨 What’s the emergency number?
🔌 What type of plug do they use?
This one! It’s the standard British plug.
🚗 What side of the road do they drive on?
They drive on the right side of the road here.
🗺 How do I navigate my way around?
Google and Apple Maps both work well here.
Otherwise, we recommend Rome2Rio as the best way to find out how to get anywhere. It even tells you the cost of each option. 🙌
👀 Any other good tips?
There is life beyond the skyscrapers! Visit between November and March for a cooler experience. Temperatures can hit +50 degrees!
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If you've been to United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪 share your experience! The following would be really useful for other bunqers to know:
- Which ATMs are free to use?
- What card should I use and where?
- Any other info you think may be useful.
Share your experience with us in the comments below! 🌈 👇