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 = 9.6787
Telephone Prefix+212

Quick Conversions from US Dollar to Moroccan Dirham



U$ 1
د.م. 9.6787
U$ 5
د.م. 48.39
U$ 10
د.م. 96.79
U$ 20
د.م. 193.57
U$ 50
د.م. 483.94
U$ 100
د.م. 967.87
U$ 250
د.م. 2,420
U$ 500
د.م. 4,839
U$ 1,000
د.م. 9,679
U$ 2,000
د.م. 19,357
U$ 5,000
د.م. 48,394
U$ 10,000
د.م. 96,787
U$ 50,000
د.م. 483,935
U$ 100,000
د.م. 967,870
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U$ 0.1033
د.م. 1
U$ 0.5165
د.م. 5
U$ 1.0330
د.م. 10
U$ 2.0660
د.م. 20
U$ 5.1650
د.م. 50
U$ 10.33
د.م. 100
U$ 25.83
د.م. 250
U$ 51.65
د.م. 500
U$ 103.30
د.م. 1,000
U$ 206.60
د.م. 2,000
U$ 516.50
د.م. 5,000
U$ 1,033
د.م. 10,000
U$ 5,165
د.م. 50,000
U$ 10,330
د.م. 100,000
More amounts

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. 967.87

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:

USD/MAD at 9.7017 was trading 0.6% above the 90-day average 9.6403 with a range 9.5725 to 9.7425. There are no current rate alerts.
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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.


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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 Day0.102924 Feb 2020
7 Day0.102718 Feb 2020
30 Day0.103726 Jan 2020
3 Month0.103627 Nov 2019
1 Year0.104825 Feb 2019
5 Year0.104026 Feb 2015
10 Year0.121227 Feb 2010

Moroccan Dirham to Euro - Historical Rates

1 Day0.094824 Feb 2020
7 Day0.095218 Feb 2020
30 Day0.094126 Jan 2020
3 Month0.094127 Nov 2019
1 Year0.092225 Feb 2019
5 Year0.092926 Feb 2015
10 Year0.089127 Feb 2010

Moroccan Dirham to Pound Sterling - 10 Year History

1 Day0.079624 Feb 2020
7 Day0.079018 Feb 2020
30 Day0.079426 Jan 2020
3 Month0.080127 Nov 2019
1 Year0.079825 Feb 2019
5 Year0.067526 Feb 2015
10 Year0.079627 Feb 2010

Moroccan Dirham to Australian Dollar - Historical Rates

1 Day0.155724 Feb 2020
7 Day0.153518 Feb 2020
30 Day0.152526 Jan 2020
3 Month0.153027 Nov 2019
1 Year0.146125 Feb 2019
5 Year0.133326 Feb 2015
10 Year0.135527 Feb 2010

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