Switch .com Best Exchange Rates .com Best Exchange Rates .com Best Exchange Rates

    Best GBP to AED Exchange Rates

    The best GBP to AED rate is 4.6678, and is the current mid-market exchange rate. We help you compare Pound Sterling to United Arab Emirates dirham rates and costs to this live market rate.

    In this Sterling to United Arab Emirates dirham (GBP/AED) rate guide:

    Compare exchange rates - GBP to AED

    Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare Pound Sterling (GBP) to United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) rates from different sources before making a conversion.

    The below Rate Comparison Table makes it easy to compare the Total Cost you are being charged on Sterling to United Arab Emirates dirham currency rates and the possible savings of using various providers.


    Loading comparison rates...

    @bestfxrates : FX analysts eye the GBP to AED amidst a stable period, currently at 4.6386, but caution ahead as forecasts suggest possible GBP/USD decline to 1.20, potentially impacting GBP to AED rates. Consider major banks' doubts on GBP's strength due to BoE policy shifts. Stay alert for changes. #GBPAED #ForexUpdate

    Multi-Vendor Quote

    We can help you get an even better deal when sending a Large International Money Transfer.

    Click below for the Request Quotes form and enter your transfer details (BER account required).

    Request Quotes

    Save time and money - fewer websites to visit and you get a much better exchange rate & service.


    GBP to AED Market Data

    Pound Sterling (GBP) to United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) market data - latest interbank mid-rate, trend, chart & historic rates.

    1 GBP =
    4.6678We compare provider deals to this wholesale mid-market rate. Read more
    GBP to AED at 4.6384 is 2.1% above its 3-month average of 4.5439, having traded in a quite stable 5.3% range from 4.4358 to 4.6726
    Sell GBP   →   Buy AED
    My Rates

    Manage My Rates   

    60-DAY HIGH1d
    16 Nov 2023
    1.7% 2 Week
    01 Sep 2023
    0.3% 3 Month
    30 Nov 2022
    4.5% 1 Year
    01 Dec 2018
    1% 5 Year
    02 Dec 2013
    22.8% 10 Year
    05 Dec 2003
    26.8% 20 Year
    GBP/AED historic rates & change to 30-Nov-2023

    Forecasts for GBP to AED

    GBPAED chart
    60-DAY HIGH1d

    The GBP to AED exchange rate has shown relative stability in recent times, with FX analysts closely monitoring the underlying factors that could impact this pair. "GBP to AED at 4.6386 is 2.1% above its 3-month average of 4.5439, having traded in a quite stable 5.3% range from 4.4358 to 4.6726," indicates a period of relative calm. However, looking forward, there may be headwinds for the pound as major banks like Wells Fargo and TD Securities forecast a potential decline in the GBP against the US dollar, with estimates suggesting GBP/USD could weaken to 1.20 or below by early 2024.

    Read our full GBP to AED forecasts analysis

    AED and flag

    How to get a good GBP to AED exchange rate

    There are several ways to save on exchange rates when converting Pound Sterling to United Arab Emirates dirham:

    1. Shop around for the best GBP/AED exchange rate: Exchange rates can vary significantly between different currency exchange providers, so it's important to compare rates from different sources before making a conversion.
    2. Timing is important: Keep an eye on the GBP/AED rate on currency markets, as exchange rates can fluctuate frequently. Try to make your transactions when the exchange rate is in your favor. You can do this easily with our BER Smart Rate Tracker.
    3. Use a credit/debit or travel card that doesn't charge foreign transaction fees: Some credit cards charge additional fees for transactions made in a foreign currency, so it's important to check with your card issuer to see if they charge these fees and what their exchange rate is.
    4. Use a multi-currency account: Having a multi-currency account allows you to hold and transfer money in both GBP and AED at close to the interbank rate. It also allows you to make payments or withdrawals in the local currency while avoiding high conversion fees.
    5. Buy currency in advance: If you know that you will need foreign currency in the future, consider buying it in advance when the exchange rate is favorable.

    The key is reducing excessive costs and fees

    Generally speaking, if you are buying United Arab Emirates dirham with Pound Sterling, then it's better for the GBP/AED exchange rate to be higher.

    However working against you are the fees all foreign exchange providers charge for providing their service. These fees 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.

    It's worth noting that while these tips can help you save on exchange rates, it's important to be aware that no single method is guaranteed to provide the best exchange rate in every situation, and it may require some research and comparison-shopping to find the best option for your specific needs.

    Will the Pound Sterling rise against the United Arab Emirates dirham?

    It is almost impossible to predict what an exchange rate will do in the future, the best approach is to monitor the currency markets and transact when an exchange rate moves in your favour.

    To help with this you can add GBP/AED to your personalised BER Smart Rate Tracker to track and benefit from currency movements.

    Track Rate

    Manage My Rates   


    Rather than requiring you to set a target rate, our FX Alerts work differently. Once you add a currency pair for tracking in your watchlist we can select to be notified daily for any UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts over a range of periods over the recent 90 days.

    Read our Currency guide to UAE - a practical currency and money guide to travel, living and doing business in UAE with the United Arab Emirates dirham.


    Country Currency Guides

    United KingdomUnited Kingdom (GBP)UAEUAE (AED)

    Is the Emirati dirham freely exchangeable?

    Yes, the Emirati dirham (AED) is a freely exchangeable currency. It is pegged to the United States dollar (USD) at a fixed exchange rate of 1 AED to 0.272294 USD. This means that the value of the AED is fixed relative to the USD, and the exchange rate does not fluctuate.

    The Emirati dirham can be exchanged for other currencies at banks, currency exchange offices, and bureaux de change. It is also possible to exchange AED for other currencies online or through international money transfer services.

    Read more at our UAE (AED) country guide


    Forecasts disclaimer: Please be advised that the forecasts and analysis of market data presented on BestExchangeRates.com are solely a review and compilation of forecasts from various market experts and economists. These forecasts are not meant to reflect the opinions or views of BestExchangeRates.com or its affiliates, nor should they be construed as a recommendation or advice to engage in any financial transactions. Read more

    ^ Scroll back up to ^