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#3
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We were just there last weekend. Although they prefer AED, they will accept both US dollars and Euros, for both fares and tips. There are plenty of ATMs, so it's easy to get AED.
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Would a taxi driver in the US accept AED? No. So don't expect a driver to accept foreign currency. If they do agree to the conversion rate won't be favorable to you. Just get some AED at a ATM.
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Originally posted by jelayne
Would a taxi driver in the US accept AED? No. So don't expect a driver to accept foreign currency. If they do agree to the conversion rate won't be favorable to you. Just get some AED at a ATM.
What he said.
And don't expect your driver to speak too much English, apart from understanding directions or names of hotels and landmarks.
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You really can use USA currency.

With that said, you will end up paying more so if you can get local currency all the better but if you can't USA and Euros will be taken.

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Muscat/Oman, Abu Dhabi/UAE and Sydney/Australia
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Originally posted by hmorrow
Does the American uber app work in Dubai , or do you need to download something different?
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Taxis here are plentiful, clean, safe, metered and inexpensive.
Unless there is a major event on it it is raining, I never found an Uber neccessary
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We were told that taxi drivers only accepted Dirham.


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Originally posted by buchhalm
What he said.

And don't expect your driver to speak too much English, apart from understanding directions or names of hotels and landmarks.


I think if they speak any English they are doing well. I don’t speak any Arabic!
That said I had no trouble communicating with taxi drivers, train ticket sellers, shop assistants etc. everybody was very helpful. Don’t forget to get a card from your hotel with their name written in local language.
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