Western Sahara - Moroccan Dirham - Currency Guide

This is a currency guide to Western Sahara, the Moroccan Dirham currency plus sending (MAD) transfers and travel tips for Western Sahara.

CountryWestern Sahara
FlagWestern Sahara
Country CodeEH
Domestic Currency Moroccan Dirham
Currency Symbolد.م.
Currency CodeMAD
Exchange RateUSD/MAD = 10.13
Telephone Prefix+212

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Moroccan Dirham



U$ 1
د.م. 10.13
U$ 5
د.م. 50.65
U$ 10
د.م. 101.30
U$ 20
د.م. 202.60
U$ 50
د.م. 506.50
U$ 100
د.م. 1,013
U$ 250
د.م. 2,533
U$ 500
د.م. 5,065
U$ 1,000
د.م. 10,130
U$ 2,000
د.م. 20,260
U$ 5,000
د.م. 50,650
U$ 10,000
د.م. 101,300
U$ 50,000
د.م. 506,500
U$ 100,000
د.م. 1,013,000
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U$ 0.0987
د.م. 1
U$ 0.4934
د.م. 5
U$ 0.9869
د.م. 10
U$ 1.9737
د.م. 20
U$ 4.9344
د.م. 50
U$ 9.8687
د.م. 100
U$ 24.67
د.م. 250
U$ 49.34
د.م. 500
U$ 98.69
د.م. 1,000
U$ 197.37
د.م. 2,000
U$ 493.44
د.م. 5,000
U$ 986.87
د.م. 10,000
U$ 4,934
د.م. 50,000
U$ 9,869
د.م. 100,000
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To calculate specific USD/MAD amounts use our Convert USD to MAD quick calculator.

Western Sahara Currency Info

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..

How much is U$100 US Dollars in Moroccan Dirham?

U$ 100 converts to د.م. 1,013

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?

Moroccan Dirham (MAD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to MAD exchange rate and trend for the previous 3 months:

ALERTS:7-DAY3.2% 🔔| 90-DAY HIGHS 🔔 |
USD/MAD at 10.13 was trading 4.9% above AVG:9.6551 with LO:9.4243 and HI:10.13 (90 days). ALERTS: USD/MAD was UP 3.2% this 7-DAY period and also rose to 90-DAY HIGHS.

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.


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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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Moroccan Dirham to US Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.099930 Mar 2020
7 Day0.101624 Mar 2020
30 Day0.104201 Mar 2020
3 Month0.104001 Jan 2020
1 Year0.103301 Apr 2019
5 Year0.101302 Apr 2015
10 Year0.120303 Apr 2010

Moroccan Dirham to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.090630 Mar 2020
7 Day0.094124 Mar 2020
30 Day0.094301 Mar 2020
3 Month0.092701 Jan 2020
1 Year0.092201 Apr 2019
5 Year0.093102 Apr 2015
10 Year0.089003 Apr 2010

Moroccan Dirham to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.080730 Mar 2020
7 Day0.086224 Mar 2020
30 Day0.081501 Mar 2020
3 Month0.078501 Jan 2020
1 Year0.079101 Apr 2019
5 Year0.068302 Apr 2015
10 Year0.078903 Apr 2010

Moroccan Dirham to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.162030 Mar 2020
7 Day0.170224 Mar 2020
30 Day0.161101 Mar 2020
3 Month0.148201 Jan 2020
1 Year0.145301 Apr 2019
5 Year0.133502 Apr 2015
10 Year0.131003 Apr 2010

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