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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=9.6113]

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 will not be able to purchase the currency (MAD) before departure and will need to buy it upon arrival. 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 will not be able 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
  2. Lonely Planet - world's best travel guide (coupon and deals)

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
02 Dec 20180.10501 Week
09 Nov 20180.10491 Month
12 Jun 20180.10576 Months
09 Dec 20170.10571 Year
09 Dec 20160.09912 Years
10 Dec 20130.12225 Years
11 Dec 20080.118710 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.09261 Week
09 Nov 20180.09251 Month
12 Jun 20180.08996 Months
09 Dec 20170.08981 Year
09 Dec 20160.09382 Years
10 Dec 20130.08885 Years
11 Dec 20080.089310 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.08231 Week
09 Nov 20180.08091 Month
12 Jun 20180.07906 Months
09 Dec 20170.07901 Year
09 Dec 20160.07882 Years
10 Dec 20130.07435 Years
11 Dec 20080.079410 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 201811.94541 Week
09 Nov 201811.93961 Month
12 Jun 201811.67176 Months
09 Dec 201711.99681 Year
09 Dec 201611.39732 Years
10 Dec 201312.57065 Years
11 Dec 200810.879910 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.14241 Week
09 Nov 20180.14511 Month
12 Jun 20180.13956 Months
09 Dec 20170.14081 Year
09 Dec 20160.13302 Years
10 Dec 20130.13365 Years
11 Dec 20080.177010 Years

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

DateExchange RatePeriod
02 Dec 20180.13921 Week
09 Nov 20180.13861 Month
12 Jun 20180.13756 Months
09 Dec 20170.13591 Year
09 Dec 20160.13072 Years
10 Dec 20130.12975 Years
11 Dec 20080.146410 Years

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