Working Hours:

The working days in the UAE start on Sunday and end on Thursday; however, working hours vary between different shops and businesses depending on location and category in which the business falls into.

Malls open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. up to midnight on weekends.

Banks, on the other hand, open from 7.30 a.m. until late at night, with a break in between working hours which is from 2 p.m. until 5. However, some ATM machines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our currency is called “Dirham” (AED3.67 is equivalent to US$1). Coins come in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50 fils, and 1 dirham, while notes come in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1000.

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