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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 and Travel Money transactions as shown below.

 

Compare USD/AED Exchange Rates

The below table is a snapshot of the costs charged by FX specialists and banks for USD/AED International Money Transfers. Costs are calculated against the amount when USD is converted to AED at mid-rate.

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Foreign Transfer Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Receive AED(د.إ)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostTransfer ServicesTransfer SpeedDeal Links
 
OFX logo
36,213 AED
Best Overall
3.62130^1.41%Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts1-2 days
Wells Fargo Bank logo
35,460 AED
753 AED
3.5524183.46%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
HSBC logo
35,435 AED
778 AED
3.5488$153.53%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Banks - Average Rate
Bank of America logo U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo HSBC logo
35,219 AED
994 AED
3.5425154.12%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
Bank of America International Money Transfers
Bank of America logo
34,990 AED
1,223 AED
3.5343$1004.74%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
U.S. Bank International Money Transfers
U.S. Bank logo
34,990 AED
1,223 AED
3.5343$1004.74%Online, Branch, Bank Transfers2-3 days
 
OFX: Foreign Transfer USD→AED
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:0^ - No fees for BestExchangeRates users (normally $12 for smaller transfers)
Exchange Rate:3.6213 (1.41% from mid-rate)
AED amount:36,213 AED
Total Cost:1.41%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Apr 20 2019 16:02:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Transfer Speed:1-2 days
Services:Bank Transfers - Online & Phone, Foreign Currency Accounts
Rating:
 
: 4.8/5.0
Reviews:
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AED
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:18
Exchange Rate:3.5524 (3.29% from mid-rate)
AED amount:35,460 AED
Total Cost:3.46%
Difference:
753 AED less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

HSBC logoHSBC

HSBC: Foreign Transfer USD→AED
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$15 USD (.15%)
Exchange Rate:3.5488 (3.39% from mid-rate)
AED amount:35,435 AED
Total Cost:3.53%
Difference:
778 AED less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Foreign Transfer USD→AED
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:15
Exchange Rate:3.5270 (3.98% from mid-rate)
AED amount:35,219 AED
Total Cost:4.12%
Difference:
994 AED less than using OFX
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
 

Bank of America logoBank of America

Bank of America: Foreign Transfer USD→AED
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.5343 (3.78% from mid-rate)
AED amount:34,990 AED
Total Cost:4.74%
Difference:
1,223 AED less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Foreign Transfer USD→AED
USD amount:$10,000 USD
Fee:$100 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.5343 (3.78% from mid-rate)
AED amount:34,990 AED
Total Cost:4.74%
Difference:
1,223 AED less than using OFX
Time:18:00 Local
Transfer Speed:2-3 days
Services:Online, Branch, Bank Transfers
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

The below table shows a snapshot of 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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Travel Money Providers
Ratings & Reviews
Amount AED(د.إ)Exchange RateFee USDTotal CostCurrency ServicesDelivery/CollectDeal Links
U.S. Bank Foreign Currency
U.S. Bank logo
3,438.3 AED
Compare
3.438306.39%Branch-
Banks - Average Rate
U.S. Bank logo Wells Fargo Bank logo
3,404 AED
34 AED
3.4383$107.33%Branch-
Wells Fargo Bank logo
3,369.53 AED
69 AED
3.4383$208.27%Branch-
 
Travelex Online US logo
3,266.3 AED
172 AED
3.26630^11.08%Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery2-3 days
 

U.S. Bank logoU.S. Bank

U.S. Bank: Travel Money USD→AED
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:0
Exchange Rate:3.4383 (6.39% from mid-rate)
AED amount:3,438.3 AED
Total Cost:6.39%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
 

Banks - Average Rate

Travel Money USD→AED
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$10 USD (1%)
Exchange Rate:3.2141 (12.5% from mid-rate)
AED amount:3,404 AED
Total Cost:7.33%
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
 

Wells Fargo Bank logoWells Fargo Bank

Wells Fargo Bank: Travel Money USD→AED
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$20 USD (Minimum fee)
Exchange Rate:3.4383 (6.39% from mid-rate)
AED amount:3,369.53 AED
Total Cost:8.27%
Time:18:00 Local
Currency Services:Branch
Delivery/Collect:-
Rating:
: /5.0
Reviews:
Travelex Online US: Travel Money USD→AED
USD amount:$1,000 USD
Fee:$0 - No fees for Debit & Credit Cards
Exchange Rate:3.2663 (11.08% from mid-rate)
AED amount:3,266.3 AED
Total Cost:11.08%
Time:
Rate Fetched: Sat Apr 20 2019 16:00:04 GMT+0000 (UTC)
Currency Services:Online order, Branch pickup, Home delivery
Delivery/Collect:2-3 days
Rating:
 
: 4.3/5.0
Reviews:
 

USD to AED interbank exchange rate = 3.6732

Right now the USD/AED interbank exchange rate is 3.6732. It’s also called the mid-market rate or just the mid-rate and is the rate that banks use when trading large amounts of foreign currencies with one another.

It's the reference rate we use to calculate how much you are being charged to convert United Arab Emirates Dirham to United States Dollar.

This USD/AED Converter calculates equivalent United States Dollar to United Arab Emirates Dirham amounts at the market mid-rate. You can also enter your own rates to find out the percentage difference to the latest market rates you are being charged.

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United States Dollar

United Arab Emirates Dirham

1 USD 3.6732 AED
5 USD 18.37 AED
10 USD 36.73 AED
20 USD 73.46 AED
50 USD 183.66 AED
100 USD 367.32 AED
250 USD 918.30 AED
500 USD 1,836.60 AED
1,000 USD 3,673.20 AED
2,000 USD 7,346.40 AED
5,000 USD 18,366.00 AED
10,000 USD 36,732.00 AED
50,000 USD 183,660.00 AED
100,000 USD 367,320.00 AED
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United States Dollar

United Arab Emirates Dirham

0.2722 USD 1 AED
1.3610 USD 5 AED
2.7220 USD 10 AED
5.4440 USD 20 AED
13.61 USD 50 AED
27.22 USD 100 AED
68.05 USD 250 AED
136.10 USD 500 AED
272.20 USD 1,000 AED
544.40 USD 2,000 AED
1,361.00 USD 5,000 AED
2,722.00 USD 10,000 AED
13,610.00 USD 50,000 AED
27,220.00 USD 100,000 AED
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United States Dollar to United Arab Emirates Dirham (USD-AED) - 10 Year History

The below table shows the historic variation in the USD/AED exchange rate over the last 10 years. The percentage change is the difference from the date shown to present. This lets you decide if the current rate is in your favour. You can also view our various charts of USD versus other currencies : USD historical charts.

DateExchange RatePeriodChange
20 Apr 20193.6732Latest
13 Apr 20193.67311 Week0%
21 Mar 20193.67321 Month0%
22 Oct 20183.67326 Months0%
20 Apr 20183.67301 Year+0.01%
20 Apr 20173.67312 Years0%
21 Apr 20143.67415 Years-0.02%
22 Apr 20093.672910 Years+0.01%

Why can't I just get the USD/AED market rate I see on Google or in the Media?

The USD/AED mid-rate is the rate you will see Quoted on Google or the News, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between the last rate at which the USD / AED was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.

Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however 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.

The closer your final exchange rate is to the market USD/AED midrate the better deal you are getting.

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

The three things you need in order to get a good USD to AED exchange rate

  1. Know the latest USD/AED market mid-rate. The closer your final exchange rate is to this real market rate the better deal you are getting. You should also judge how the current rate compares to the historic rate over the past 10 years.
  2. Compare your Bank's transaction costs to several licensed FX providers, remember to compare the exchange rate margins as well as the various types of fees. We make that easy to do with our calculators for Foreign Transfers and Travel Money transactions.
  3. Review up-to-date Currency News and Forecasts for both the and currencies, if available.

Currency news and forecasts for United States Dollar and United Arab Emirates Dirham

Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as the value of a currency must always be quoted relative to a second currency.

So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the USD vs AED, you should pay attention to both United States Dollar and United Arab Emirates Dirham news and forecasts.

United States Dollar (USD) - Market news and forecasts

In the third week of April the Dollar Index was rallying strongly towards the mid-97s, slightly below major resistance at 97.70, a break of which would be massively positive for the greenback. The index was up 1.7 percent year-to-date.

The dollar’s strength comes in spite of a dovish surprise in March from the Federal Reserve, which ditched two interest rate hikes from its 2019 projections. Fortunately for dollar holders, the rest of the world has problems and other important central banks also turned dovish, removing much of the incentive for selling USD.

Bloomberg research warned in April of potential for a large upcoming move in the US dollar, up or down. Over the past quarter-century, three prominent troughs in the JPMorgan Global FX Volatility Index were followed by dollar moves over 6-month periods worth 10-15 percent. The index was trading in mid-April at a 5-year low.

United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) - Market news and forecasts

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.