Saudi Currency

Going on a trip to Saudi Arabia and wants to know the name of the Saudi money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $1 American dollars in Saudi currency?

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


Saudi Currency Exchange Rate Today

Saudi Arabia Money

  • The local 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 British Pound or Japanese Yen 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? Major 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 cases minute by minute.

Therefore it's important to check out the latest currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Saudi Riyal before buying the Riyal you require for your up coming trip at American Dollar to Riyal Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Riyal to Stirling Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most cases by the minute.

It’s wise to check the current money exchange rate for British Pound to Saudi Riyal before ordering the Riyal you need for your up coming trip at Stirling Pound to Riyal Exchange Rate Today.