Dubai Duty Free shops to accept Indian Rupees from July 1, 2019


Dubai: Good news for Indian tourists. They don’t have to change the currency to shop at the Duty Free shops, as the Indian Rupees is accepted at all the three terminals of Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport.

The Indian Rupee becomes the 17th currency to be accepted at the Dubai Duty Free.

Confirming the news, Dubai Duty Free officials released a statement to Khaleej Times saying that “At present the following denominations are being accepted: 100s, 200s, 500s and 2000’s.”

The officials also said when paying Indian Rupee the change will be in UAE Dirham. Only US dollar, Euro and Sterling Pound are being exchanged in the same currency.

Dubai Duty Free is one of the biggest travel retail operators in the world. In 2018, Dubai Duty Free recorded sales of US $2.015 billion with Indian passengers account for 18 per cent of its business.

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