With wide contactless acceptance, you can use your Visa with confidence across the UAE. So, whether you’re touring the Louvre Abu Dhabi or the Burj Al Arab, Visa has you covered. Car services are widely available, so getting around using your Visa should be no problem. Keep in mind that a PIN is required for most chip transactions, although swipe-and-sign is still acceptable at POS.
Need cash in the United Arab Emirates? In Dubai and the other main cities of the UAE, it’s easy to find an ATM, so there is no need to get local currency before you arrive. Cash is still essential for negotiating in the markets. Plus, getting cash from an ATM while you’re abroad can actually be less expensive—and safer—than bringing a lot of currency with you.