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    Currency in Bahrain BHD - Things to know

    Foreign exchange guide to Bahrain and the Bahraini dinar

    Bahrain

    What currency is used in Bahrain?

    The official currency of Bahrain (country code: BH) is the Bahraini dinar, with symbol and currency code BHD.

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    Things to know about the Bahraini dinar

    The currency code "BHD" refers to the Bahraini dinar, which is the official currency of Bahrain. It is represented by the symbol "د.ب" and is abbreviated as BHD. The physical currency consists of coins and banknotes. The coins come in denominations of 1 fils, 5 fils, 10 fils, 25 fils, and 50 fils. The banknotes come in denominations of 1 dinar, 5 dinars, 10 dinars, 20 dinars, and 50 dinars. The banknotes feature images of famous Bahraini historical figures, such as Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. The design of the currency is constantly being updated, so the physical appearance of the coins and banknotes may vary slightly over time.

    An example Bahraini dinar banknote

     

    Travel money for Bahrain

    Save money and time by Ordering your Bahraini dinar online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the BHD cash locally or even on travel day at the airport.

    Another popular option is to use a Pre-paid Travel Card. Your Debit/Credit Card provider will charge you 2% from market mid-rate, but your bank may also charge an extra 3% as an “Overseas Transaction Charge” plus “Overseas ATM” fees for withdrawing cash.

    For card purchases if offered a choice of currencies always select to Pay in Bahraini dinar otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.

     
     

    Travel Ideas and Money Tips for Bahrain

    Bahrain is a small island country located in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Saudi Arabia. It has a population of around 1.6 million people and the official language is Arabic. The currency is the Bahraini Dinar.

    Bahrain is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, with a number of ancient sites and landmarks to visit, including the Bahrain Fort and the Tree of Life. The country is also home to a number of modern attractions, including the Bahrain International Circuit, a world-class motor racing facility, and the Bahrain World Trade Center, a iconic skyscraper with a sail-shaped design.

    Here are a few travel tips for visiting Bahrain:

    1. Respect local customs: Bahrain is a predominantly Muslim country, and it's important to be respectful of local customs and traditions. This includes dress codes, particularly for women, and observing appropriate behavior in places of worship.

    2. Pack for the weather: Bahrain has a hot and humid climate, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s Fahrenheit (around 25°C) in the winter to the mid-100s Fahrenheit (around 40°C) in the summer. Be sure to pack lightweight, breathable clothing and plenty of sunscreen.

    3. Learn a few phrases in Arabic: While English is widely spoken in Bahrain, it's always appreciated when visitors make an effort to speak the local language. Learning a few phrases in Arabic can go a long way in showing your respect for the culture of the country.

    4. Stay hydrated: The heat and humidity in Bahrain can be intense, so it's important to stay hydrated. Bring a water bottle and refill it regularly to avoid dehydration.

    5. Protect yourself from mosquito bites: Mosquitoes are prevalent in Bahrain and can carry diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. It's a good idea to bring insect repellent and take precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

    6. Use caution when driving: Traffic in Bahrain is chaotic.

    7. Respect local customs: Bahrain is a predominantly Muslim country, and it's important to be respectful of local customs and traditions. This includes dress codes, particularly for women, and observing appropriate behavior in places of worship.

    8. Pack for the weather: Bahrain has a hot and humid climate, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s Fahrenheit (around 25°C) in the winter to the mid-100s Fahrenheit (around 40°C) in the summer. Be sure to pack lightweight, breathable clothing and plenty of sunscreen.

    9. Learn a few phrases in Arabic: While English is widely spoken in Bahrain, it's always appreciated when visitors make an effort to speak the local language. Learning a few phrases in Arabic can go a long way in showing your respect for the culture of the country.

    10. Stay hydrated: The heat and humidity in Bahrain can be intense, so it's important to stay hydrated. Bring a water bottle and refill it regularly to avoid dehydration.

    11. Protect yourself from mosquito bites: Mosquitoes are prevalent in Bahrain and can carry diseases such as malaria and dengue fever. It's a good idea to bring insect repellent and take precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

    12. Use caution when driving: Traffic in Bahrain is chaotic!

     
       

    USD/BHD Market Data

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/BHD change and UP📈 DOWN📉 trends over the past 1 Year.

     
    1 USD =
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    BHD
      1 BHD = 2.6581 USD   (Inverse rate)
     
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What currency should I use in Bahrain?

    The domestic currency in Bahrain is the Bahraini dinar.

    What is the Bahraini dinar currency code and symbol?

    The three letter currency code for the Bahraini dinar is BHD.

    Which countries use the Bahraini dinar?

    It is the domestic currency in    Bahrain.

    Is the Bahraini dinar a closed currency?

    No, the Bahraini dinar is freely available and convertible. See guide: What is a closed currency?

    What are equivalent amounts of USD and BHD?

    Here are some popular conversion amounts for USD to BHD (US dollar to Bahraini dinar)*.

    USD BHD
    $ 1 0.3762
    $ 5 1.8810
    $ 10 3.7620
    $ 20 7.5240
    $ 50 18.81
    $ 100 37.62
    $ 250 94.05
    $ 500 188.10
    $ 1,000 376.20
    $ 2,000 752.40
    $ 5,000 1,881
    $ 10,000 3,762
    $ 20,000 7,524
    $ 50,000 18,810
    $ 100,000 37,620
    USD BHD
    $ 2.6581 1
    $ 13.29 5
    $ 26.58 10
    $ 53.16 20
    $ 132.91 50
    $ 265.81 100
    $ 664.53 250
    $ 1,329 500
    $ 2,658 1,000
    $ 5,316 2,000
    $ 13,291 5,000
    $ 26,581 10,000
    $ 53,162 20,000
    $ 132,905 50,000
    $ 265,810 100,000

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    *Converted at the current USDBHD interbank exchange rate. Calculate actual payout amounts for Send Money and Travel Money exchange rates.

    Send Money to Bahrain - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Bahrain you need to find and compare exchange rates for International Money Transfers (IMTs).

    The available FX rates for sending money abroad can be very different to the mid-market (wholesale) rate which you see reported online and in the News.

    You should especially compare your own bank's exchange rates to those available from Money Transfer specialists to see how much you can save - we make that calculation easy in the below table.


    Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Bahrain

    When sending money to Bahrain it’s important to compare your bank’s rates & fees with those we have negotiated with our partner money transfer providers. To get a better deal you should follow these 4 simple steps :

    1. Open an account with a BER reviewed FX provider (id docs may be required)
    2. You specify the local or Bahraini dinar amount you want to transfer
    3. Make a local currency domestic transfer for the requested amount to the provider's bank account in your country
    4. Once your funds are received by the provider the converted BHD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Bahrain.

    Use the above calculator to compare the exchange rates of FX specialist providers rates versus your bank's standard rates you can hopefully save around 5% and maybe more - end result is more Bahraini dinar deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

     

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