Buy and convert AUD to AED (UAE Dirham)

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It’s a points-earning, rate-locking, interest-free card.

When you load via the Qantas Money mobile app or website, you can lock in the exchange rate3 on up to 10 foreign currencies4 - including Emirati Dirham (AED). Buying AED before you head off will give you peace of mind that even if the rates move up or down while you’re away, your pre-loaded currencies won’t. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have available to spend for better budgeting abroad.

Check out today's rate below. The handy currency converter tool will tell you how much AU$1 will buy if you load AED within the next four hours.3

Flying to Dubai? Take the opportunity to explore this bustling desert playground. From the traditional souqs to the truly surreal (indoor ski-slope anyone?), Dubai is an experience not to be missed. And with Qantas Pay, you can buy your Emirati Dirhams, UAE or Falcs, in advance and be ready for anything. Used the same way that we would say bucks, Falcs refers to the falcon that appears on most paper money in the UAE.

Load it up and lock it in

The great thing about travelling with a Qantas Pay card is that you can lock in the exchange rate of your desired currency prior to traveling3 - up to 10 exchange rates at one time4. Meaning you’ll always know exactly how much money you have, even when visiting more than one destination. Even better, you’ll earn Qantas Points on the foreign currency you spend. All you need to do is load your money onto your Qantas Pay card, via the Qantas Money mobile app or website. You can choose from instant load, bank transfer, or BPAY®, whichever suits you.

There are eight banknotes and five coins. Each Dirham is divided into 100 fils.

The 5 and 10 fils coins are rarely used in day to day life, so expect to see all amounts rounded up or down to the nearest 25 fils. The banknotes are issued with Arabic and European digits on one side, and English and Arabic numerals on the other. Nerd fact – dirham was taken from the ancient Greek currency, the drachma.

Emirati Dirham denominations


5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000


25 fils, 50 fils and AED1

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Top destinations



Eat like a Bedouin, ride a camel through the desert, wander the souqs, dance on the beach – and yes, ski indoors. Whatever your fancy, Dubai offers a myriad of experiences to explore. With palatial malls and the world’s only seven-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab, this is a city dedicated to luxury. Shopping in Dubai is practically an art form. There’s even two annual festivals dedicated solely to retail therapy.


Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is a city where you can engage in both old and new world Emirati culture. Start with the awe-inspiring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then visit Qasr Al Hosn, a royal residence whose watch tower is the city’s oldest surviving structure. The newly-opened Louvre Abu Dhabi is a must see; and for something truly modern check out Ferrari World, home to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster.