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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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95 and a customer handed Dh20, how could he get his 5 fils change.
At Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, a teller said that the bank did not carry 1 fils, 5 fils or 10 fils coins.
I can give you 25 fils and 50 fils," the teller said.
We only have 25 fils or 50 fils coins EoAC" I don't think there's any such thing as a 5 fils or 10 fils coin," the teller said.
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.
Most shoppers are more likely to say at cash counters EoAC" "keep the change", rather than making every fils count.
All others said they had no supply of 5 fils or 10 fils coins and when pressed further for change, they handed back 25 fils EoAC" often with reluctance and one with a snigger.
After asking for exact change, I was given 10 fils to round it off to Dh16.
After I insisted on exact change, the salesperson couldn't give back 15 fils and instead handed me 25 fils.
On asking for change, I was given 50 fils instead of the 65 fils due back.