|Currency:||United Emirates Dirham|
|Bank notes:||5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000|
|Coins:||25 fils, 50 fils, 1 dirham|
|Three-course meal for 2, mid-range restaurant||175 Dirhams|
|One-way ticket for local transport||5 Dirhams|
|Bottle of water||1.37 Dirhams|
In the early 20th century, the United Arab Emirates began using British Sovereign gold coins and Maria Theresa Thalers; other currencies, such as the Indian Rupee, also circulated within the country. In 1959, they adopted the Persian Gulf Rupee, issued by the central bank of India, at a value equal to the Indian Rupee.