Tourists in Dubai need not worry as to how to use bank ATMs safely because the good news is that dubanks.com is offering safety tips in this regard. According to the site, it is not safe to carry cash around and hence, using the ATMs is a smart option for tourists. But these tourists will do well if they know their daily withdrawal limit and the local currency limits banks in Dubai have set.
Dubanks.com advises tourists not to use ATMs that are not affiliated with any bank because they may charge huge fees for withdrawals. Almost all the ATMs of banks in Dubai provide instructions and information both in Arabic and English. Tourists should also remember that they should take the money out quickly lest should the machines retract the money. They must also notify their bank immediately if they lose their cards.
The first tip dubanks.com gives is that tourists should check if the logo on their debit cards and that on the ATM match with each other because some machines will pay only for certain types of cards.
The second tip is that tourists should have backup cards as well so they can use these backup cards if they lose their card or if the machine eats up their card.
The next tip is that tourists should notify their bank of their trip to Dubai. This will help them block their account if they observe suspicious and unusual transactions.
Tourists should know and remember their daily withdrawal limits so they do not exceed them. Likewise, they should remember that ATMs of banks in Dubai may have set withdrawal limits also.
Tourists should avoid using ATMs that are not affiliated with any bank because such ATMs charge much more than bank ATMs.
Tourists should remember that Dubai stands tall among the safe places to visit on holidays and getaways but at the same time, they should not forget the fact that there may be thieves or robbers in Dubai also. So, they should be alert and security-conscious while inputting their PIN while using the ATMs. Shredding the receipts and shielding the key-pad while typing on the machines are important also.
It is better to look for an ATM that is less crowded because mischief-makers think that tourists are gullible and can easily become a prey for their evil intentions.