What Is the Currency in Dubai Called?

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Dirham is the legal currency of Dubai and many other nations that are located in the United Arab Emirates. It is also the former related unit mass of the Ottoman Empire and Persia. The name Dirham derives from the name of the Greek coin or currency, drachma or didrachm.

The currency code for dirham is AED, which stands for Arab Emirates Dirham. The most popular exchange is between the Indian Rupee (INR) and the Emirati Dirham (AED). Dirham symbols can be written as Dh and Dhs, and the currency is divided into 100 fils. Exchange rates are updated by The International Monetary Fund, and the AED conversion factor has six primary digits.