The official currency is the Qatari Riyal (QAR), which divides into 100 dirhams. The Riyal exchange rate is pegged to the US Dollar at QR 3.65. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, the airport and exchange dealers. To avoid additional charges it is best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. The main bank branches are on Grand Hamad Street in Doha. Banks are open Saturday to Thursday 8am to 1pm and some are open into the evening. ATMs are available on the main streets of the cities and towns, at banks and in shopping malls and most shops, hotels and restaurants accept international credit cards.
Currency Exchange Rates
|Qatar||QAR 1||QAR 5||QAR 10||QAR 100||QAR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.27||A$ 1.33||A$ 2.66||A$ 26.64||A$ 266.39|
|Canada||C$ 0.28||C$ 1.40||C$ 2.80||C$ 28.02||C$ 280.19|
|Ireland||€ 0.22||€ 1.08||€ 2.17||€ 21.68||€ 216.76|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.35||NZ$ 1.73||NZ$ 3.46||NZ$ 34.58||NZ$ 345.82|
|South Africa||R 2.32||R 11.60||R 23.20||R 232.02||R 2,320.16|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.18||£ 0.90||£ 1.79||£ 17.92||£ 179.23|
|United States of America||US$ 0.27||US$ 1.37||US$ 2.74||US$ 27.43||US$ 274.35|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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