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Western Sahara - Moroccan Dirham - Currency Guide


Foreign exchange guide to Western Sahara and the Moroccan Dirham (MAD)


MAD News, Forecasts and Trends

The below interactive chart shows the USD to MAD exchange rate, trend and recent alerts for the last 90 days.

Recent USD to MAD 90-day trend
ALERTS:1-DAY0.6% | 60-DAY LOWS |
USD/MAD at 9.7879 was trading 0.7% below AVG:9.8587 with LO:9.4243 and HI:10.3 (90 days). ALERTS: Today USD/MAD was DOWN 0.6% and also dropped to 60-DAY LOWS.

US Dollar to Moroccan Dirham - Historical Rates

USD/MADPeriod to 28-MayDateRate
0.1% ▲1 Week21 May 20209.8323
1% ▼30 Days28 Apr 20209.9340
2.5% ▲90 Days28 Feb 20209.5975
1.1% ▲1 Year29 May 20199.7280
0.1% ▲5 Years30 May 20159.8258
10.1% ▲10 Years31 May 20108.9380
USD/MAD 10 year rates & changes to 28-May-2020 (9.8396)

US Dollar to Moroccan Dirham - Quick Conversions

U$ 1 د.م. 9.7879
U$ 5 د.م. 48.94
U$ 10 د.م. 97.88
U$ 20 د.م. 195.76
U$ 50 د.م. 489.40
U$ 100 د.م. 978.79
U$ 250 د.م. 2,447
U$ 500 د.م. 4,894
U$ 1,000 د.م. 9,788
U$ 2,000 د.م. 19,576
U$ 5,000 د.م. 48,940
U$ 10,000 د.م. 97,879
U$ 50,000 د.م. 489,395
U$ 100,000 د.م. 978,790
More amounts
U$ 0.1022 د.م. 1
U$ 0.5110 د.م. 5
U$ 1.0220 د.م. 10
U$ 2.0440 د.م. 20
U$ 5.1100 د.م. 50
U$ 10.22 د.م. 100
U$ 25.55 د.م. 250
U$ 51.10 د.م. 500
U$ 102.20 د.م. 1,000
U$ 204.40 د.م. 2,000
U$ 511.00 د.م. 5,000
U$ 1,022 د.م. 10,000
U$ 5,110 د.م. 50,000
U$ 10,220 د.م. 100,000
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Frequently Asked Questions


What currency should I use in Western Sahara?

The domestic currency in Western Sahara is the Moroccan Dirham.

What is the Moroccan Dirham currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Moroccan Dirham is MAD — symbol is د.م..

Which countries use the Moroccan Dirham?

It is the domestic currency in    Morocco and Western Sahara.

Is the Moroccan Dirham a closed currency?

Yes the Moroccan Dirham is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult to purchase the currency (MAD) before departure and will probably need to buy it upon arrival. If you do manage to buy some of the currency or have some left over from a previous trip, make sure you are aware if you are allowed to bring this closed currency into the country.

For more information and a full list of closed currencies please refer to our guide: What is a closed currency?


Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Western Sahara

Travel money for Western Sahara

As mentioned above, the Moroccan Dirham is a closed currency. Which means that you may find it difficult (or be permitted) to purchase the currency (MAD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival in Western Sahara.

For these types of destinations, using a pre-paid travel card is a good solution. As no travel cards support loading closed currencies like the MAD you will incur currency conversion or foreign transaction fees if you use a travel money card in Western Sahara.

However, using a pre-paid travel card is still a good idea as you can avoid ATM fees and also you can avoid using (and losing!) your main bank or debit/credit card.


Sending money to Western Sahara

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Western Sahara you need to start with finding out the latest Moroccan Dirham foreign-transfer exchange rate.

Then compare your bank's exchange rates to several licensed FX providers exchange rate and fees to see how much you can save (we make that calculation easy here).

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Western Sahara

When sending money to Western Sahara 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 Moroccan Dirham 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 MAD amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Western Sahara.

Use our Send to Moroccan Dirham 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 Moroccan Dirham deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!

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