Currency of Saudi Arabia: Saudi riyal ر.س
The Saudi Riyal is the currency of Saudi Arabia. The code of Saudi riyal is SAR. We use ر.س as symbol of Saudi riyal. The Saudi Riyal is divided in 100 halalas. SAR is regulated by Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.
Did you know:
- The most popular conversions of Saudi riyal are SAR/US dollar SAR/Kuwaiti dinar SAR/British pound SAR/UAE dirham
- the Saudi riyal was introduced in 22 Oct 1952 (67 years ago).
- There are 7 coins for the Saudi riyal ( ر.س0.01 , ر.س0.05 , ر.س0.10 , ر.س0.25 , ر.س0.50 , ر.س1 and ر.س2 ),
- the Saudi riyal has 5 banknotes ( ر.س5 , ر.س10 , ر.س50 , ر.س100 and ر.س500 )
The riyal, the Saudi currency
The riyal or rial is the name of the currency of 5 Muslim countries of the Middle East: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the sultanate of Oman and Yemen. The riyal comes from the Spanish work «real», which means «royal», which suits these countries rather well where the monarchy is still present.
On Saudi banknotes, you’ll always find on the front, in his little frame, the current king of Saudi Arabia: Abdallah Ben Abdelaziz.
On the back, you’ll find monuments that celebrate Islam, the religion to which Saudi Arabia is very much attached to. In particular, on the 500-riyal note (the highest denomination), you’ll find a close-up of the Kaaba on the front.
In Mecca, this is the cube that pilgrims make the 7 turns required by their religion and that every good Muslim must do at least once in their lifetime. On the back of the same banknote, you’ll find the inside of the Masjid al-Haram mosque that houses the Kaaba, which you can also see. This shows the importance of the Muslim religion to the country.
Converter Saudi riyal
The SAR converter is provided without any warranty. Prices might differ from those given by financial institutions as banks, brokers or money transfer companies.
Enter the amount to convert at the top and choose a second currency., You can also get the history of the price rate by clicking on the "convert" button., If you want to see the parity of the SAR currency with other currencies, go to the table " Saudi riyal exchange rate" below.
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