Dubai : Indian tourists and expatriates have one more reason to cheer during this vacation time. Duty free shops at Dubai International Airport from July 1 started accepting Indian rupees. INR thus became the 16th currency to be accepted in Dubai duty free shops for direct transactions.The service can be availed on purchases worth anywhere between Rs 100 and Rs 2,000. The remainder amount will be returned in dirhams. The new transaction provision is open at the three terminals inside the Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport in the UAE.
The rise in the footfall of Indian tourists is the reason behind listing of Indian rupees.
Earlier, at Dubai International Airport’s duty free shops, Indians had to be convert rupees to Dollar, Dirham or Euro to shop.