Sales of the Dirham, the currency for Dubai and the other United Arab Emirates, reached their highest-ever figures last month as more people chose holidays there.

Sales of the Dirham, the currency for Dubai and the other United Arab Emirates, reached their highest-ever figures last month as more people chose holidays there.

This is according to the latest release from M&S Money, which said that over £1 million worth of the currency had been sold at either its retail outlets or over the internet during October.

Fraser Millar, M&S Money head of travel services, said that this represents a 15 per cent increase on the same period in 2007.

“October and November are usually the peak months for sales of the Dirham as people prepare to head off for some winter sun,” he added.

The increase could be due to people getting ready for holidays in Dubai in time for November 26th, when the QE2 will arrive in the city after making its final voyage.

It could also be because of the growing number of tourist attractions in the city, as well as its popularity with celebrities.

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