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20 AED to USD - Exchange Rate Overview

United Arab Emirates Dirham to US Dollar exchange rates can vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money/Card transactions as shown below.


د.إ20 AED
U$5.4452 USD

*Converted at interbank exchange rate, scroll down to compare foreign transfer and spend/travel exchange rates.


Latest interbank exchange rate:

1 AED = 0.2723 USD

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AED to USD 90-day trend
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AED to USD was steady at the 90-day average 0.2723. There are no current rate alerts.

United Arab Emirates Dirham to US Dollar - Quick Conversions

د.إ 1 U$ 0.2723
د.إ 5 U$ 1.3615
د.إ 10 U$ 2.7230
د.إ 20 U$ 5.4460
د.إ 50 U$ 13.62
د.إ 100 U$ 27.23
د.إ 250 U$ 68.08
د.إ 500 U$ 136.15
د.إ 1,000 U$ 272.30
د.إ 2,000 U$ 544.60
د.إ 5,000 U$ 1,362
د.إ 10,000 U$ 2,723
د.إ 50,000 U$ 13,615
د.إ 100,000 U$ 27,230
More amounts
د.إ 3.6730 U$ 1
د.إ 18.37 U$ 5
د.إ 36.73 U$ 10
د.إ 73.46 U$ 20
د.إ 183.65 U$ 50
د.إ 367.30 U$ 100
د.إ 918.25 U$ 250
د.إ 1,837 U$ 500
د.إ 3,673 U$ 1,000
د.إ 7,346 U$ 2,000
د.إ 18,365 U$ 5,000
د.إ 36,730 U$ 10,000
د.إ 183,650 U$ 50,000
د.إ 367,300 U$ 100,000
More amounts

To calculate your own AED/USD amounts use our Convert AED to USD quick calculator.

Comparing Foreign Exchange Providers

The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees. These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers, Travel Money and prepaid multi-currency Travel Card transactions.

The Exchange rate you are offered can also vary significantly depending on the transaction type (transfer, cash or card), currency pair and amount. The below table shows an example of total costs charged by FX specialists and banks for AED/USD International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the current interbank mid-rate.


AED to USD International Money Transfers

Foreign Transfer Provider Receive USD(U$) Exchange RateFee AEDDeal Links
TorFX logo
Best Overall
OFX logo
U$0.6 less
0.2690 for BER users (normally $15)
HSBC logo
U$13 less
Citibank International Money Transfers
Citibank logo
U$18 less
Banks - Average Rate
Citibank logo HSBC logo
U$15 less
TorFX: Foreign Transfer AED→USD
From Amount (AED)د.إ1,000
Exchange Rate:0.2696 (0.99% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$269.60
Total Cost:0.99%
Time:15:36 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone
: 4.7/5.0
OFX: Foreign Transfer AED→USD
From Amount (AED)د.إ1,000
Fee:0 for BER users (normally $15)
Exchange Rate:0.2690 (1.21% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$269.00
Total Cost:1.21%
U$0.6 USD less than using TorFX
Rate Fetched: 15:36 Local
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
: 4.8/5.0
HSBC logo
HSBC: Foreign Transfer AED→USD
From Amount (AED)د.إ1,000
Fee:د.إ1.50 AED (.15%)
Exchange Rate:0.2573 (5.51% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$256.91
Total Cost:5.65%
U$13 USD less than using TorFX
Time:15:36 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
Citibank logo
Citibank: Foreign Transfer AED→USD
From Amount (AED)د.إ1,000
Exchange Rate:0.2549 (6.39% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$251.84
Total Cost:7.51%
U$18 USD less than using TorFX
Time:15:36 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
: /5.0
Banks - Average Rate
Foreign Transfer AED→USD
From Amount (AED)د.إ1,000
Exchange Rate:0.2601 (4.48% from mid-rate)
To Amount (USD) U$254.38
Total Cost:6.58%
U$15 USD less than using TorFX
Transfer Speed:
Snapshot 05/30/2020 - View live rates

The below comparison table displays the margins and possible savings when you order travel money online with a currency specialist rather than in-person from banks and currency kiosks.


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United Arab Emirates Dirham and US Dollar Forecasts

When determining the best time to make a foreign exchange transaction, in this case the AED vs USD, you should pay attention to the recent market trends for both currencies.

United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)

All the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, excluding Kuwait, have their currencies pegged to the US dollar. The UAE dirham has been fixed at a rate of around 3.6725 to $1 since 1997.


US Dollar (USD)

In early May the continuing coronavirus pandemic and an associated possible re-escalation in the US-China trade tensions has moved the market into safer currencies such as the USD and JPY.

Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital forecast a large drop for US dollar against Japanese Yen to continue with a USD/JPY rate of 95 in the near future.

The US dollar held its value in 2019 despite the US-China trade tensions, mainly because the greenback is still considered a safer currency to own than most others.

Read more in the article USD Forecasts.

How to get Best AED to USD Exchange Rates

All foreign exchange providers charge a fee for providing their service and this fee is usually contained within the exchange rate margin (or difference to the mid-rate).

The transaction margin you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money. The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.

Our real-time foreign transfer and travel money/cards comparison calculators make shopping around easy and help you calculate how much you can save.


What is a good AED to USD exchange rate?

This is a difficult question and the answer really depends on many factors. The best way to consider an exchange rate's relative value is to look at the rate's history.

The following table looks at the change in the AED to USD exchange rate over periods upto 10 years.

1 Week18 May 20200.2722
30 Days25 Apr 20200.2722
90 Days25 Feb 20200.2722
1 Year26 May 20190.2723
5 Years27 May 20150.2723
10 Years28 May 20100.2723
AED/USD 10 year historic rates

When is the best time to exchange AED to USD?

Getting a good market rate is all about timing to help with this you can use BER Smart Alerts to make the most of currency movements.

Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our rate alerts work differently. We check for daily high/lows and changes (up/down) over a range of periods up to 90 days rather than requiring you to set target rates.

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