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Qatar Currency
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The Qatari Riyal is the official currency in Qatar.

Qatari Riyal (QAR) = 100 dirhams.

Notes are in denominations of QAR 500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1.

Coins are in denominations of 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 dirhams, however, only the 50 and 25 coins are in wide circulation, the rest ceased in the 1970's and smaller denominations are becoming less common.

The Qatari Riyal is tied to the United States Dollar.

Credit & debit cards

Diners Club, American Express, MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted. Please check with your credit or debit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other services which may be available.

Travellers cheques

These are Widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in United States Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the Qatari Riyal against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
Date Nov’07
UK £1.00=
US $1.00=
Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the export or import of either local or foreign currency. Israeli currency, however, is forbidden.

Banking hours

Banks are generally open Saturday to Thursday from 7.30 am to 1.30 pm.
Useful travel links
MasterCard ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts MasterCard
Oanda International Currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards