Fact one: The word Dirham is derived from the Greek word Drachmae which means ‘handful’.

Fact two: You will find a falcon watermark on all dirham bank notes to prevent fraud.

Fact three: Fraud became an issue in vending machines across the United Arab Emirates when it became common knowledge that the lesser value Phillipine one peso coin was the same size as the one dirham coin.

The UAE Dirham is the official currency of Dubai and United Arab Emirates. The ISO 4217 currency code for the UAE Dirham is AED.

UAE Dirham Exchange Rate History Chart - Pan & Zoom 30-365 days (GBPAED)