Revolut in UAE


#1

Hi all!

It says Revolut has landed in the UAE. Any idea on the timeline when we can actually start using it here?

Thanks!


#2

So any comments from Revolut staff themselves on this. I would like some definite information too about whether and how I can use the Revolut card while in UAEā€¦


#3

Same as any other balance currency. Buy AED in the app at a rate that you like, and then spend in the UAE with the card directly from your AED balance. Just watch out for dynamic currency conversion, whereby some disingenuous merchants might try to convert your transactions to GBP at a bad rate of their choosing. Always pay in AED.


#4

Thanks for the prompt response. Yes I am wised up to sellers, hotels and restaurants offering the bill in Sterling and always (even before getting a Revolut card) decline and insist on paying in local currency