UAE Dirham – AED (د.إ)

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UAE Dirham (د.إ)

The name 'Dirham' was derived from the old Greek word 'Drachmae', which literally means handful.

The UAE Dirham is currently the official currency of the United Arab Emirates. Officially introduced in 1973, the UAE Dirham replaced the older Qatari Riyal, Dubai Riyal and Bahraini Dinar. The name ‘Dirham’ was derived from the old Greek word ‘Drachmae’, which literally means ‘handful’. The UAE Dirham is administered by the United Arab Emirates Central Bank, and is usually abbreviated to AED or درهم‎.

You can simply convert your INR to AED and get the UAE Dirham in India in the form of currency notes and forex cards. The UAE Dirham has notes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Dirhams, and all these denominations are available for purchase in India. The currency notes feature artwork that depicts notable symbols, landmarks and locations of the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE Dirham is commonly used in international foreign exchange transactions, and is available in India. offers the best foreign exchange rates for the UAE Dirham across all the major cities of India.

Thanks to the large Indian-origin population in the region, there is a steady flow of currency between India and the United Arab Emirates. As such, there is a steady demand for the UAE Dirham in India, for both buying and selling. Not only will help you buy the amount of UAE Dirhams you need, but we will also purchase any surplus or leftover currency you might have after your trip!

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