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Western Sahara - Moroccan Dirham - Currency Guide


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


USD/MAD Trend (90-day)

USDMAD at 9.0594 is 1.3% above its 90-DAY average, range 8.7998-9.3053.
🔔 USDMAD is UP 0.6% TODAY and at 60-DAY HIGHS.
Alerts:1-DAY0.6% | 60-DAY HIGHS |
Recent USD to MAD Trend + Alerts

The above interactive chart shows the USD/MAD Exchange Rate, Trends and Alerts - UP DOWN HIGH LOW


MAD News, Forecasts and Trends

US Dollar to Moroccan Dirham - Historical Rates

01 Mar 2021
1.1% ▲1 Week
06 Feb 2021
0.6% ▲30 Days
08 Dec 2020
0.6% ▲90 Days
08 Mar 2020
4.6% ▼1 Year
09 Mar 2016
8% ▼5 Years
11 Mar 2011
10.8% ▲10 Years

USD/MAD 10 year historic rates & change to 08-Mar-2021 : 9.0439


$10,000 USD
د.م.90,594 MAD

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

US Dollar to Moroccan Dirham - Quick Convert

$ 1 د.م. 9.0594
$ 5 د.م. 45.30
$ 10 د.م. 90.59
$ 20 د.م. 181.19
$ 50 د.م. 452.97
$ 100 د.م. 905.94
$ 250 د.م. 2,265
$ 500 د.م. 4,530
$ 1,000 د.م. 9,059
$ 2,000 د.م. 18,119
$ 5,000 د.م. 45,297
$ 10,000 د.م. 90,594
$ 50,000 د.م. 452,970
$ 100,000 د.م. 905,940
More amounts
$ 0.1104 د.م. 1
$ 0.5520 د.م. 5
$ 1.1040 د.م. 10
$ 2.2080 د.م. 20
$ 5.5200 د.م. 50
$ 11.04 د.م. 100
$ 27.60 د.م. 250
$ 55.20 د.م. 500
$ 110.40 د.م. 1,000
$ 220.80 د.م. 2,000
$ 552.00 د.م. 5,000
$ 1,104 د.م. 10,000
$ 5,520 د.م. 50,000
$ 11,040 د.م. 100,000
More amounts

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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