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The Low Down on Saudi Arabia Currency

Currency:

Riyal

Currency code:

SAR

Central Bank:

Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

Currency symbol:

SR or ر.س

Bank notes:

5, 10, 50, 100, 500 riyals

Coins:

1, 5, 10, 25, 50 halalas, 1 riyal, 2 riyals


The official currency in Saudi Arabia is the riyal which is abbreviated to SAR. 1 Riyal is divided into 100 halalas.


The riyal has been the currency in Saudi Arabia since it came into being in 1902 and was the currency of Hejaz before Saudi Arabia was formed.



Originally a coin-based currency, the Saudi Arabian monetary agency began issuing banknotes in 1961 for denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 riyals.



In 1983 the 500 riyal banknote was introduced, and in 2000 banknotes were issued as a celebration of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s centenary.



Learn more about the AUD to SAR Exchange Rate and its economical influences.


What to spend your Saudi Arabia riyals on:

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    Cappuccino

    10.5 SAR *

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    1 km taxi ride

    5 SAR *

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    Movie ticket

    65 SAR *

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    One-way Taif cable car trip

    30 SAR *

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    Loaf of bread

    2.3 SAR *

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Must-sees in Saudi Arabia

najran
  • Najran
  • Situated on the Yemeni border, the city of Najran is a colourful smorgasbord of architecture, history and culture. Offering unforgettable sites and experiences, this is a top tourist spot for even the most experienced traveller.
farasan island
  • Farasan Islands
  • A favourite diving destination; the Farasan Islands are a tranquil paradise of private beaches and turquoise waters. In addition to numerous historical sites, the Farasan islands are home to various species of birds, mangroves and a special species of gazelle that is only found here.
taif
  • Taif
  • The mountain city of Taif is accessible by a scenic cable car and is famous for its roses and rosewater. Taif is an excellent area for trekking and mountain climbing among its blooming spring scenery and majestic peaks.

Buying Saudi Arabia Riyal Online is Easy

Simply order your Saudi Arabia riyal online to lock in the rate, then choose to collect at your local store or at the airport before you fly.

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Saudi Arabia Riyal Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose where to get it
  • Collect your currency from 33 Travelex stores.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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