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The Low Down on Saudi Arabia Currency
Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
SR or ر.س
5, 10, 50, 100, 500 riyals
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:
1 km taxi ride
One-way Taif cable car trip
Loaf of bread
Must-sees in Saudi Arabia
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, at the airport before you fly, or get it delivered to your home!
- 1. Click the ‘Buy Saudi Arabia Riyal Now’ button below
And tell us how much you need for your trip.
- 2. Choose how to get it
Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.
- 3. Pay online
Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!
What is the currency symbol in Saudi Arabia?
The Saudi riyal is often represented either as ‘SR’ or the symbol ر.س
Is the riyal pegged to any other currencies?
Yes, the SAR is pegged to the USD at a rate of 1 USD to 3.75 SAR. These currencies were officially pegged in June 1986.
What credit cards are accepted in Saudi Arabia?
The most commonly-accepted credit cards are Visa™ and MasterCard™ in Saudi Arabia. Discover and American Express are also accepted at certain establishments.
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Sent too soon.
Worked well except for the currency being sent several days before the requested date, which meant I was not home to receive it, which meant a trip to the post office some Km away to collect it. That said, I would probably use the service again as the rates are better than the banks, etc.Michael R
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the transaction was quick and easy
the transaction was quick and easy, love being able to buy online and pick up in store. it would be a 5 star except that I could not choose the denominations of currency and ended up with too many small notes of one currency and large notes for the other.Bronwyn Turner
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All went according to planLuis Marcos Grimaldi
Straightforward and delivered exactly…
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Ordering my USD online.
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Quick and simple
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Transaction went smoothly
Transaction went smoothly. I was able to pick up the currency from my local post office. Some mix up with the payment of $10 pick up fee from Australia Post, which I thought was payable at the time and point of collection. Travelex appear to have been competitive. Overall, I have no reason to not recommend this company.Keith Hillier
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*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.
^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.
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