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Saudi Riyal (SAR) - Currency of Saudi Arabia

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About Saudi Riyal (SAR)

As the official currency of Saudi Arabia, the Riyal has been in existence even before the formation of the country. The term Riyal is said to be derived from the Spanish word 'real.' The Saudi Currency is in the abbreviation of ر.س or SAR. The Saudi Riyal is further subdivided into 100 Halalas. The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority, the second oldest Central Bank in the entire Arab World, monitors and prints the Saudi Riyal. The current worth of the Saudi Riyal is 1 USD=3.75 SAR. There are 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 halala coins and 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 500 riyal banknotes.

Some facts that you ought to know about the sar:
  • The short name for Saudi currency is SAR. The most used coins are Halalas – 10 Halalas, 25 Halalas, 50 Halalas, 100 Halalas.
  • The most frequently used banknotes are 1 Rial, 5 Rials, 10 Rials, 20 Rials, 50 Rials, 100 Rials, 200 Rials, 500 Rials.
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority is the central bank of this region.

Quick Facts About Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Currency Name Saudi Riyal
Short Name SAR
Nicknames NA
Symbol (s) NA
Unit 1/100, halala
Frequently Used Coins 5 halalas, 10 halalas, 25 halalas, 50 halalas, 100 halalas
Rarely Used Coins
Frequently Used Bank Notes 1 rial, 5 rials, 10 rials, 20 rials, 50 rials, 100 rials, 200 rials, 500 rials
Rarely Used Bank Notes
Central Bank, Name & Website Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (newly named) |
Nations that unofficially use the Saudi Riyal as a part of their legal tender NA

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The Saudi Riyal Currency

The Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (newly named) possesses the rights to issuance and circulation of the Saudi Riyal coins and currencies. The currency is in the subdivision of 100 riyals. The coins in circulation are halals 5, 10, 25, 50, 100; the bank notes in circulation are rials 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500.
In the year 2016, the country issued a newer series of the currency for halalas 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 along with bimetallic versions of the 1 and 2 riyal coins.

How to buy forex online?
To get the best Forex rates and find the latest INR to SAR rate, log onto the Thomas Cook website. For the most trusted exchange rates, whether it is Saudi Riyal rate today or any other, try Thomas Cook, your customized tour planner and partner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any currency rules to follow when arriving/departing Saudi Arabia?
You may carry up to SAR60,000 or foreign currency equivalent, in and out of Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, when bringing in currency, the Israeli Sheqel is prohibited. However, in case the amount you are carrying exceeds the given limit, then you must declare the same.
I am traveling to Saudi Arabia for business purposes. I am not finding enough information on the dinar. Could you help me?
If you are looking to buy Saudi Riyal then we suggest you log on to our website to find the best rates for the currency. You may also visit a nearby Thomas Cook centre or call our support team to receive any expert advice in case of any ambiguity.
Where can I buy or sell the riyal?
You may visit the nearest Thomas Cook centre or even log on to Thomas Cook India website as per your convenience to buy or sell the Saudi Riyal.
How much riyal should I buy for my trip to Saudi Arabia if it’s for around a week?
This depends totally on your personal preferences and the nature of your trip. Our experts should be able to advise you based on the itinerary of your trip and eventually assist you with the decision-making of purchasing the total amount of currency.
Can I carry any other currency to Saudi Arabia?
Except the Israeli Sheqel, you can carry other currencies to the country. However, to carry out transactions we suggest you keep the riyal handy. You may also keep the money loaded in a prepaid forex card. Connect with us for more clarity.