The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR), which
divides into 100 dirhams.Qatari Riyal (QAR) = 100 dirhams.
Notes are in denominations of QAR 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1.
Coins are in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 dirhams;
however, only the 50 and 25 coins are in wide circulation.
The Riyal exchange rate is pegged
to the US Dollar at QR 3.65. Money and travellers cheques
can be exchanged at banks, the airport and exchange dealers.
To avoid additional charges it is best to take travellers
cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. The main bank
branches are on Grand Hamad Street in Doha. Banks are open
Saturday to Thursday 8am to 1pm and some are open into the
evening. ATMs are available on the main streets of the
cities and towns, at banks and in shopping malls and most
shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit
QAR 1.00 =
Note: These currency exchange rates are not
updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
Cards and ATMs
American Express, Diners
Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted.
Widely accepted. To avoid
additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised
to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars or Pounds