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Atlantis the Palm, Dubai - what currency to take?

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PestoSkiissimos Thu 17-Mar-16 16:14:14

We're going to stay at Atlantis in Dubai for a long weekend doing the water park. We're half-board only, so I'm thinking we will probably need cash for drinks, snacks & lunches. Which is their preferred currency please?

PestoSkiissimos Thu 17-Mar-16 20:32:11


PestoSkiissimos Fri 18-Mar-16 09:34:13




Ladytron11 Fri 18-Mar-16 14:04:57

The UAE dirham. You can buy them at any money exchange in UK/airport.

PestoSkiissimos Fri 18-Mar-16 19:05:14

Do they prefer that Ladytron? Just wondering, as when we go to the Caribbean they always seem to prefer US Dollars & was wondering if the UAE might be the same?

JeanSeberg Fri 18-Mar-16 19:08:15

No, take local currency.

Peppapogstillonaloop Fri 18-Mar-16 19:11:56

Yes local currency. Pretty sure most places took cards at Atlantis anyway though..

PestoSkiissimos Fri 18-Mar-16 19:35:45

Ok thank you, local currency it is then!

neonshine Fri 18-Mar-16 19:40:29

Local currency but you should be able to sign your orders at the hotel to your room bill and settle your bill at checkout.

sham80 Sun 27-Mar-16 19:37:43

Probably late replying but we go every year Dubai .the preferred currency is dirhams .which is best to exchange in Dubai you get a better rate specially in malls .

sham80 Sun 27-Mar-16 19:39:07

And if you a Emirates skywards member you get free wifi and % on drinks in atlantis

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