Indian Rupee accepted at all Dubai Airports, announces Dubai Duty Free

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Abu Dhabi — Indian currency Rupee is now accepted at all the stores of Dubai’s airports starting from Monday, Dubai Duty Free announced.

According to a report, over 12 million passengers in 2018 travelled via Dubai airports to and from India, since Indians are potential customers to Dubai airports, they decided to transact in Indian Rupees at all point of sales in Terminal 1, 2, 3 of Dubai International, as well as Al Maktoum International airports.

However, the customers will be returned UAE dirhams as change for Indian rupees. While for Euros, pounds and US dollars, the same currencies will be returned.

Ramesh Cidambi, COO of Dubai Duty Free said, “The sales to passengers travelling to India is also a significant portion of Dubai Duty Free’s business and it contributes to nearly 11% of our total business.”.

“Our view is that the facility to make payment in Indian Rupee is another convenient option for our Indian passengers,” he added.

All major denominations starting from 100s, 200s, 500s, 2000s are accepted. This makes Indian rupee the 16th International currency to be accepted at Dubai airport stores.