The UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises Emiratis to carry minimum money to avoid the risk of theft and robbery. You can instead, carry credit card or prepaid multi-currency cards.
Foreign currency of almost any denomination can be exchanged in the UAE.
You can exchange money at any of the licensed money exchange centres in the UAE, which are located at airports, in malls and in public markets.
Central Bank of the UAE provides exchange rates for more than 70 global currencies, which are updated daily.
Find out where to legally exchange foreign currency in the UAE.