Fils


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Fils

A division of the currency in several Arabic speaking countries. Many currencies, such as the Emirati dirham and the Bahraini dinar, are divided into 100 or 1,000 fils.
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Asked where the 5 fils and 10 fils could be obtained, she said: "Sir, I don't know.
At Emirates NDB, the staff said that the 5 fils and 10 fils coins were only available from the Central Bank.
But staff there said the Exchange did not carry any coins smaller than 25 fils.
After I insisted on exact change, the salesperson couldn't give back 15 fils and instead handed me 25 fils.
Again, after insisting that I get exact change back (5 fils), the salesperson tendered 25 fils.
On asking for change, I was given 50 fils instead of the 65 fils due back.
Again, after insisting on exact change, I was given 25 fils to round it off to Dh14.
A Gulf News staff member who went to buy medicines from a pharmacy in Dubai said his request for 10 fils change left the store cashier and manager surprised.