Looking to send money to the United Arab Emirates?
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Up to 8 times cheaper than the banks
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With our bank-beating exchange rates and small fee, sending money to UAE is up to 8 times cheaper with CurrencyFair than the banks. Make sure you’re using the cheapest way to send money to the United Arab Emirates.
Safe & Secure
Trusted by over 190,000 customers worldwide, CurrencyFair has an "Excellent" rating with Trustpilot. You can be confident your money is secure when using CurrencyFair to transfer AED to a bank account in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Sharjah.
Easy & Convenient
Get started in minutes with our simple signup process. Send money home on the go with our mobile app, and stay up to date at every stage of your transfers with our email updates.
How to send money to the UAE in three simple steps.
Create your free account
Opening your account is quick and easy and can take just minutes.
Set up your transaction
Tell us the amount and currency you want to exchange into AED, and send the money to your CurrencyFair account by bank transfer.
Transfer your money
We'll convert your money to AED at the best available rate, and transfer it to your recipient.
World-class Customer Support
Our amazing customer support team are on standby to help you when need them. Get an answer to your question, fast.
Some common questions people ask when sending money to the UAE
How long will it take for my money to reach the UAE?
Sending in money to your CurrencyFair account can vary depending on the currency. GBP typically reaches us in the same business day, EUR 2 business days, whereas other currencies may take up to 5 days. After we have exchanged your money into AED, transfers to a UAE bank account typically can take 4-5 business days. Find out more about our estimated processing times.
Is my money safe?
Yes. CurrencyFair is fully regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. Customer funds are ring fenced to ensure maximum security and protection, meaning your money is in safe hands.
How can I top up my CurrencyFair account?
You can top up your CurrencyFair account through a bank transfer.
Do I need to verify my account?
As a fully regulated financial services business, we are required to verify the identity of all our customers. Where possible we attempt to speed up the process through electronic checks. Where this isn’t possible, we require up to two proofs of ID and proofs of addresses and/or evidence of residency.
How to do a money transfer to the United Arab Emirates with CurrencyFair.
If you need Emirati dirham or need to send money to a bank account in the UAE, with CurrencyFair the process is easy and hassle-free. There are two options when exchanging money to AED with CurrencyFair. You can:
You can exchange your money Emirati Dirham in two ways:
Send in your money to CurrencyFair to be exchanged straight away at the best rate available as soon as it reaches us.
Choose your Rate
Enter your desired rate in our Exchange and wait for the market to match it. This is only available to CurrencyFair customers.
Take a look at our process times to find out how long a money transfer to the UAE could take.
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