Currency of Saudi Arabia: Saudi riyal, today's rate 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.
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- the Saudi riyal was introduced in 22 Oct 1952 (68 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 )
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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.
|US dollar to Saudi riyal||1 USD = 3.7508 SAR|
|British pound to Saudi riyal||1 GBP = 4.8588 SAR|
|UAE dirham to Saudi riyal||1 AED = 1.0211 SAR|
|Kuwaiti dinar to Saudi riyal||1 KWD = 12.2923 SAR|
|Bahraini dinar to Saudi riyal||1 BHD = 9.9642 SAR|
|Canadian dollar to Saudi riyal||1 CAD = 2.8461 SAR|
|euro to Saudi riyal||1 EUR = 4.4480 SAR|
|Turkish lira to Saudi riyal||1 TRY = 0.4959 SAR|
|Philippine peso to Saudi riyal||1 PHP = 0.0775 SAR|
|Iranian rial to Saudi riyal||1 IRR = 0.0001 SAR|
|Yemeni rial to Saudi riyal||1 YER = 0.0150 SAR|
|Qatari rial to Saudi riyal||1 QAR = 1.0322 SAR|
|Iraqi dinar to Saudi riyal||1 IQD = 0.0031 SAR|
|Jordanian dinar to Saudi riyal||1 JOD = 5.2903 SAR|
|ounce of gold to Saudi riyal||1 XAU = 7324.0696 SAR|
|Australian dollar to Saudi riyal||1 AUD = 2.7435 SAR|
|Sudanese pound to Saudi riyal||1 SDG = 0.0678 SAR|
|Omani rial to Saudi riyal||1 OMR = 9.7423 SAR|
|Indian rupee to Saudi riyal||1 INR = 0.0511 SAR|
|Singapore dollar to Saudi riyal||1 SGD = 2.7663 SAR|