Saudi Currency

Visiting Saudi Arabia and needs to know the name of the Saudi money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $1000 US dollars in Saudi currency?

Use the links on this page to find out more about the local money in Saudi Arabia, currency symbol, notes and more.


Saudi Currency Exchange Rate Today

Saudi Arabia Money

  • The official money used in Saudi Arabia is Riyal.

  • The currency symbol of the Saudi money is SR.

  • The Saudi currency code is SAR.

  • The Riyal Notes: The Saudi currency notes are made up of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 riyal.

  • The Riyal Coins: 1 Riyal is made up of 100 Halalas. Saudi Halala Coins go from 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 halala.

What is the best currency to use in Saudi Arabia? Naturally it is best to convert your currency to Saudi money and use the local Riyal as it is accepted everywhere in Saudi Arabia. US dollars and other major currencies like Stirling Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Saudi Arabia? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are generally accepted within Saudi Arabia (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Riyal to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to ask for the the current currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Saudi Riyal before ordering the Riyal you need for your next trip from American Dollar to Riyal Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Riyal to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days by the minute.

It’s wise to ask for the the today's currency exchange rate for British Pound to Saudi Riyal before ordering the Riyal you require for your up coming trip at Stirling Pound to Riyal Exchange Rate Today.