The price at the pump for diesel and kerosene was increased to 120 fils
per litre in 2016 as part of a plan to hike it by 20 fils
each year until 2019.
And the 1, 5 and 10 fils
coins are rarely used but are still legal tender.
For water usage, the rates will remain at 25 fils
per unit for up to 60 cubic metres (first water category), 80 fils
for 61 to 100 cubic metes (second water category), and 200 fils
for 101 cubic metres and above (third water category).
The price will increase by another 20 fils
to reach 140 fils
with effect from January 1, 2015.
The Central Bank has advised shopkeepers to obtain small change from banks, but banks are also reporting a shortage of small change except the widely available 25 fils
and 50 fils
For water usage between 451 cubic metres and 1,000 cubic metres it will cost 500 fils
, 600 fils
, 700 fils
and 750 fils
respectively, followed by 750 fils
for 1,001 cubic metres and above.
A year later consumers will pay 160 fils
per litre - with the new price taking effect on January 1, 2016.
The UAE Central Bank said they have not discontinued minting the 1 fil
, 5 fils
, and 10 fils
Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) on Thursday said that a small change of 10 fils
and 5 fils
can be rounded off to 25 fils
and traders should not charge customers more than 20 fils
in addition to the bill amount.
Not a single bank could provide coins smaller than 25 fils
All banks visited by Gulf News only had 25 fils
as the smallest denomination.
At a chic fashion store in one of Dubai's leading malls, the two female cashiers at the till burst out laughing when I tepidly asked for my 15 fils