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Foreign Exchange Guide to Qatar

Read this currency guide to Qatar with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/QAR=3.7032]

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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
02 Dec 20180.27471 Week
09 Nov 20180.27471 Month
12 Jun 20180.27476 Months
09 Dec 20170.27031 Year
09 Dec 20160.27462 Years
10 Dec 20130.27475 Years
11 Dec 20080.274710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.24211 Week
09 Nov 20180.24221 Month
12 Jun 20180.23386 Months
09 Dec 20170.22951 Year
09 Dec 20160.26002 Years
10 Dec 20130.19965 Years
11 Dec 20080.206710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.21541 Week
09 Nov 20180.21171 Month
12 Jun 20180.20546 Months
09 Dec 20170.20181 Year
09 Dec 20160.21832 Years
10 Dec 20130.16705 Years
11 Dec 20080.183810 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201831.24761 Week
09 Nov 201831.26341 Month
12 Jun 201830.33596 Months
09 Dec 201730.66691 Year
09 Dec 201631.57832 Years
10 Dec 201328.26145 Years
11 Dec 200825.174410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.37251 Week
09 Nov 20180.37991 Month
12 Jun 20180.36266 Months
09 Dec 20170.35991 Year
09 Dec 20160.36852 Years
10 Dec 20130.30045 Years
11 Dec 20080.409510 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.36411 Week
09 Nov 20180.36291 Month
12 Jun 20180.35756 Months
09 Dec 20170.34731 Year
09 Dec 20160.36212 Years
10 Dec 20130.29155 Years
11 Dec 20080.338710 Years

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