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I plan to travel to Dubai and i know that they use AED (Dirhams) as curency. I'm from France and I would like to know if it is better to go to Dubai with American dollars or euros? Where should I exchange them? in France or in Dubai?

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Have you considered taking a bank/credit card with you and using an ATM? Or do you have other reasons not to want that? See travel.stackexchange.com/questions/10/… –  Relaxed Dec 15 '13 at 18:32

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I would recommend withdrawing AED from an ATM in Dubai. There is likely an ATM in the airport so you can do this as soon as you land.

The ATM will charge you a flat fee for withdrawal, while money changers will charge you a percentage of what you convert.

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There are indeed several atms once you've exited into the main hall, near where the taxi drivers lurk :) –  Mark Mayo Dec 17 '13 at 0:30

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