Tip Guide - United arab emirates

Currency: UAE Dirham (AED)

Tip name: بقشيش

Annual income: 75,440 US dollars = 64,012 euros


Tipping is optional in the UAE, but of course appreciated. Although in many restaurants taxes and service charges are already included in the bill, it is customary to tip the waiters on top of this. Usually between 10 and 15 per cent of the bill is given, but depending on the quality of service, the tip can be larger or smaller. Often it is enough to simply round up the bill amount.



5 dirham

Luggage carrier

5-10 Dirham per piece of luggage.

Room cleaning

5-10 Dirham per day. 



No big tip is expected, a little small change is appropriate.

Car loader

If you have your shopping bags carried to your car, an additional 5 to 10 AED is appropriate.



A reasonable tip is 10-15% of the bill.


Taxis are cheap. It is customary to round up the tip: 5-10 dirhams should be appropriate.

Delivery service

It is customary to round up to the nearest bank note.


Depending on the use, about 5 dirhams, up to 5-10% of the bill.

Tip@Click Expert-Info:

In the United Arab Emirates, it is perceived positively to eat a lot. It is customary to always leave a small amount on the plate.
This signals that there was enough, I am full.