The currency is the dirham (Dhs or AED). The dirham is linked to the U.S. dollar since 1980 , It is preferable to exchange in banks or exchange offices. Hotel receptions often change currencies;
however they almost always make money out of it, which is why it is always better to exchange money in an official exchange house
Credit Cards :
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard or Visa are widely accepted in malls, supermarkets, shops, hotels and restaurants. Small shops and restaurants typically prefer cash payment.