Currency of Saudi Arabia: Saudi riyal ر.س

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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/British pound SAR/Kuwaiti dinar 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

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Exchange rate of Saudi riyal , currency of Saudi Arabia

SAR/currency Converter
1 SAR = 18.3679 INR
1 SAR = 37.3837 PKR
1 SAR = 13.9821 PHP
1 SAR = 3780.4979 IDR
1 SAR = 22.4319 BDT
1 SAR = 29.3578 NPR
1 SAR = 47.4590 LKR
1 SAR = 1.0846 MYR
1 SAR = 96.3993 NGN
1 SAR = 66.7549 YER
1 SAR = 1.3728 GHS
1 SAR = 4.6124 EGP
1 SAR = 7.6157 ETB
1 SAR = 26.9312 KES
1 SAR = 1.4840 TRY
1 SAR = 3.8203 ZAR
1 SAR = 12.6880 SDG
1 SAR = 0.1891 JOD
1 SAR = 987.1070 UGX
1 SAR = 0.2356 EUR
1 SAR = 1.7884 CNY
1 SAR = 0.1027 OMR
1 SAR = 317.9176 IQD
1 SAR = 0.1005 BHD
1 SAR = 29.3411 JPY
1 SAR = 0.3681 LYD
1 SAR = 2.5639 MAD
1 SAR = 625.3643 TZS
1 SAR = 405.6596 MMK
1 SAR = 1.0280 BRL
1 SAR = 129.6896 AMD
1 SAR = 137.3208 SYP
1 SAR = 0.3571 CAD
1 SAR = 0.9709 QAR
1 SAR = 0.8033 TND
1 SAR = 2.0929 HKD
1 SAR = 402.9429 LBP
1 SAR = 0.3852 XXC
1 SAR = 11227.1244 IRR
1 SAR = 20.2332 AFN
1 SAR = 1.0000 SAR
1 SAR = 0.3599 SGD

Use of the converter

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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