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    Western Sahara - Moroccan dirham - Currency Guide


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

    What's in this Western Sahara currency guide?

    1. USD/MAD trend
    2. Forecasts
    3. Travel Western Sahara
    4. Spending MAD
    5. Send to Western Sahara

    USD/MAD Trend (90-day)

    USD to MAD at 9.0298 is 0.5% above its 90-day average, range 8.8954-9.0796.

    The below interactive chart displays the USD/MAD trend and UP DOWN HIGH LOW alerts

    USD to MAD Currency Trend Chart

    US dollar to Moroccan dirham - Historical Rates

    USD/MAD wasChangePeriod
    04 Oct 2021
    0.2% 2 Weeks
    20 Jul 2021
    1% 90 Days
    18 Oct 2020
    1.7% 1 Year
    19 Oct 2016
    8.2% 5 Years
    21 Oct 2011
    11.3% 10 Years
    23 Oct 2001
    21.7% 20 Years
    USD/MAD change over periods to 18-Oct-2021

    $10,000 USD
    د.م.90,298 MAD

    Converted at USD/MAD interbank rate, compare Send Money and Currency Exchange exchange rates.

    USD to MAD - Quick Amounts

    Sell USD   →   Buy MAD
    $ 1 د.م. 9.0298
    $ 5 د.م. 45.15
    $ 10 د.م. 90.30
    $ 20 د.م. 180.60
    $ 50 د.م. 451.49
    $ 100 د.م. 902.98
    $ 250 د.م. 2,257
    $ 500 د.م. 4,515
    $ 1,000 د.م. 9,030
    $ 2,000 د.م. 18,060
    $ 5,000 د.م. 45,149
    $ 10,000 د.م. 90,298
    $ 20,000 د.م. 180,596
    $ 50,000 د.م. 451,490
    $ 100,000 د.م. 902,980
    $ 0.1107 د.م. 1
    $ 0.5535 د.م. 5
    $ 1.1070 د.م. 10
    $ 2.2140 د.م. 20
    $ 5.5350 د.م. 50
    $ 11.07 د.م. 100
    $ 27.68 د.م. 250
    $ 55.35 د.م. 500
    $ 110.70 د.م. 1,000
    $ 221.40 د.م. 2,000
    $ 553.50 د.م. 5,000
    $ 1,107 د.م. 10,000
    $ 2,214 د.م. 20,000
    $ 5,535 د.م. 50,000
    $ 11,070 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.


    Send Money to Western Sahara - Best Rates

    To get a good (and fair) exchange rate when sending money to Western Sahara 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 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 the above 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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