There is good news for Indian travellers who will no longer need to convert their Indian currency to shop at duty free stores at Dubai airports.
The Indian currency will now be accepted for transactions at all three terminals of Dubai International Airport and at Al Maktoum Airport.
In the past, Indian tourists lost a substantial amount due to the exchange rates and had to convert the Rupee into Dollar, Dirham or Euro before they could shop at Dubai’s duty free shops.
The Indian Rupee is the 16th currency to be accepted for transactions at Dubai Duty-Free since its opening in December 1983.
Dubai airports saw a footfall of about 90 million passengers in 2018, out of which about 12.2 million were Indians.