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Paying for hotel

leicester, england
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Paying for hotel

Hi

I need to pay for my hotel once I arrive but don’t want to pay £75 none sterling transaction fee. What’s the best way other than changing my money in to AED and paying cash.

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Dubai
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1. Re: Paying for hotel

Just pay cash by converting GBP to AED at any money exchange in Dubai.

newcastle upon tyne
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2. Re: Paying for hotel

Change your UK £'s when you arrive in the country, same as you would do in any other country you visit, either at the airport or at an exchange booth

leicester, england
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3. Re: Paying for hotel

It’s a lot to carry around though in cash. But then again I suppose it’s not England where you would get mugged

Dubai
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4. Re: Paying for hotel

Heat exhaustion maybe - mugged .. nah

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5. Re: Paying for hotel

Consider getting a credit card that does not charge a foreign exchange load fee such as the Halifax Clarity Card.

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6. Re: Paying for hotel

I'd recommend sterling or revolt cash cards, no fees and you just top it up and use like a normal Debit card.

Dubai, United Arab...
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7. Re: Paying for hotel

Clint G beating me to it! +1 for Revolut and Starling.

Also look at Transferwise. Anything to beat DCC also

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8. Re: Paying for hotel

Always use Halifax Clarity , no exchange fee . Works for me .

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