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Currency in Qatar

Money: 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 cards.


Currency Exchange Rates

QAR 1.00 =

US$ 0.27


C$ 0.29

A$ 0.33

R 1.98

€ 0.20

NZ$ 0.39


Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.

Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted.

Traveller's Cheques

Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Banking Hours

Sat-Thurs 07:30-13:30.




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