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Foreign Exchange Guide to Western Sahara

Read this currency guide to Western Sahara with money transfer and travel tips.   [USD/MAD=9.5625]

Western Sahara
Country Code:
Domestic Currency:
Moroccan Dirham
Symbol - Code:
د.م. MAD
Telephone Prefix:

This is a foreign exchange guide to Western Sahara, the Moroccan Dirham currency plus MAD transfers and travel tips.

In this Western Sahara currency guide we take a look at :

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

Moroccan Dirham (MAD) general currency information

What is the Moroccan Dirham currency code and symbol?

The three letter currency code for the Moroccan Dirham is MAD and the symbol is د.م..

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?

Which countries use the Moroccan Dirham?

It is the domestic currency in Morocco and Western Sahara.

Moroccan Dirham (MAD) in the markets

The interactive chart below shows the USD to MAD 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.

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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.


Western Sahara Trip Checklist    

  1. Search Hotel deals - Save on your accomodation in Western Sahara
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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 MAD 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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MAD/USD - Moroccan Dirham to United States Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.10481 Week
18 Jan 20190.10461 Month
21 Aug 20180.10566 Months
17 Feb 20180.10931 Year
17 Feb 20170.09932 Years
18 Feb 20140.12255 Years
19 Feb 20090.114910 Years

MAD/EUR - Moroccan Dirham to Euro - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.09261 Week
18 Jan 20190.09201 Month
21 Aug 20180.09126 Months
17 Feb 20180.08811 Year
17 Feb 20170.09352 Years
18 Feb 20140.08905 Years
19 Feb 20090.090610 Years

MAD/GBP - Moroccan Dirham to British Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.08101 Week
18 Jan 20190.08121 Month
21 Aug 20180.08186 Months
17 Feb 20180.07801 Year
17 Feb 20170.08002 Years
18 Feb 20140.07345 Years
19 Feb 20090.080110 Years

MAD/JPY - Moroccan Dirham to Japanese Yen - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 201911.51301 Week
18 Jan 201911.47811 Month
21 Aug 201811.62916 Months
17 Feb 201811.62551 Year
17 Feb 201711.20112 Years
18 Feb 201412.52455 Years
19 Feb 200910.804710 Years

MAD/AUD - Moroccan Dirham to Australian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.14761 Week
18 Jan 20190.14591 Month
21 Aug 20180.14356 Months
17 Feb 20180.13831 Year
17 Feb 20170.12942 Years
18 Feb 20140.13575 Years
19 Feb 20090.177710 Years

MAD/CAD - Moroccan Dirham to Canadian Dollar - 10 Year History

DateExchange RatePeriod
10 Feb 20190.13921 Week
18 Jan 20190.13871 Month
21 Aug 20180.13776 Months
17 Feb 20180.13731 Year
17 Feb 20170.13002 Years
18 Feb 20140.13415 Years
19 Feb 20090.144110 Years

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