During my almost 10 years in this country, I don’t think I’ve ever seen the symbol. It’s always represented by AED or Dhs. Those are letters! Why doesn’t it have a symbol?!
For the dollar, it’s $.
For the pound, it’s £.
The yen is ¥, and the euro is €.
Even the Philippine peso and Indian rupee have their own symbols.
So why not the dirham?
And since my brain just couldn’t push the thought aside, it came up with a symbol to represent the dirham:
Ahem! Attention, UAE leaders and government! ☺