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Foreign Exchange Guide to Qatar

Read this currency guide to Qatar with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/QAR=3.641]

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Qatari Rial
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This is a foreign exchange guide to Qatar, the Qatari Rial currency plus QAR transfers and travel tips.

In this Qatar currency guide we take a look at :

  1. Qatari Rial info - general info about the Qatari Rial
  2. Qatari Rial in the markets - recent QAR moves and predictions from the FX markets
  3. Travelling in Qatar - currency & money saving tips
  4. Buying Qatari Rial cash online - travel money for Qatar
  5. Sending money to Qatar - save on Qatari Rial bank transfers to Qatar
  6. Qatari Rial exchange rates - latest & historic exchange rates.

Qatari Rial (QAR) general currency information

What is the Qatari Rial currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Qatari Rial is QAR and the symbol is .

Which countries use the Qatari Rial?

It is the domestic currency in Qatar.

Qatari Rial (QAR) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to QAR exchange rate for the previous 3 months with rate alerts for days when the exchange rate moved up or down significantly or for 30 day highs and lows.

USD-QAR 3 Month chart
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USDQAR currency converter

Travel, Currency and Money saving tips for Qatar


Travel money for Qatar


Save money and time by Ordering your Qatari Rial online from Travelex, you get better rates and can pick up the QAR 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 Qatari Rial otherwise you may get much worst exchange rates.


Qatar Trip Checklist    

  1. Compare QAR travel cash rates - probably why you are here!
  2. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Qatar
  3. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

Sending money to Qatar

When searching around for information on how to get a good exchange rate when sending money to Qatar you need to start with finding out the latest Qatari Rial 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).

The Qatari riyal (QAR) is fully convertible, and Qatar does not restrict overseas transfers of funds from capital gains, interest, dividends, royalties or management fees. The Qatari riyal has been pegged to the US dollar (USD) at a rate of QR3.64 per US$1 since 1980.

Get a better deal for foreign transfers to Qatar

When sending money to Qatar 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 Qatari Rial 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 QAR amount will be transfered to the recipient account you specify in Qatar.

Use our Send to QAR 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 Qatari Rial deposited into the recipient bank account and less margins and fees kept by the banks!


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QAR/USD - Qatari Rial to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.27461 Week
18 Jan 20190.27471 Month
21 Aug 20180.27466 Months
17 Feb 20180.27471 Year
17 Feb 20170.27462 Years
18 Feb 20140.27465 Years
19 Feb 20090.274710 Years

QAR/EUR - Qatari Rial to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.24251 Week
18 Jan 20190.24161 Month
21 Aug 20180.23736 Months
17 Feb 20180.22141 Year
17 Feb 20170.25872 Years
18 Feb 20140.19965 Years
19 Feb 20090.216610 Years

QAR/GBP - Qatari Rial to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.21231 Week
18 Jan 20190.21331 Month
21 Aug 20180.21286 Months
17 Feb 20180.19581 Year
17 Feb 20170.22132 Years
18 Feb 20140.16465 Years
19 Feb 20090.191610 Years

QAR/JPY - Qatari Rial to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 201930.15681 Week
18 Jan 201930.14971 Month
21 Aug 201830.24346 Months
17 Feb 201829.19941 Year
17 Feb 201730.99192 Years
18 Feb 201428.08705 Years
19 Feb 200925.836910 Years

QAR/AUD - Qatari Rial to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.38671 Week
18 Jan 20190.38321 Month
21 Aug 20180.37316 Months
17 Feb 20180.34741 Year
17 Feb 20170.35822 Years
18 Feb 20140.30445 Years
19 Feb 20090.425010 Years

QAR/CAD - Qatari Rial to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.36461 Week
18 Jan 20190.36421 Month
21 Aug 20180.35806 Months
17 Feb 20180.34491 Year
17 Feb 20170.35962 Years
18 Feb 20140.30085 Years
19 Feb 20090.344510 Years

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