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NZD to BHD Exchange Rate

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Code BHD
Symbol .د.ب
Coins
5, 10, 25, 50, 100; BD ½ (500 fils)
Banknotes
BD ½, 1, 5, 10, 20

The Arabian Elegance of Bahrain

From historical cities to the herds of oryx found roaming the Al Areen Wildlife Park, Bahrain has something for every traveller. Visit Sakhir’s Formula 1 Racetrack, get lost in a labyrinth of souks, go pearl fishing at Al Dar Islands, or learn about the country’s past at the Oil Museum. Whether you’re just stopping over or staying for a while, you’ll find that having a stash of Bahraini dinars will come in handy either way.

The Bahraini dinar replaced the Gulf rupee as the currency of Bahrain in 1965, and it’s pegged to the Saudi riyal at a rate of 1:10. Riyals are also accepted in Bahrain, with the exception of the 500 riyal note. The BHD is also pegged to the USD at a rate of 0.376 BHD to 1USD.

If you want to get your BHD sorted before your trip, you can purchase your foreign exchange at any of our 20+ stores in New Zealand.

Coins and notes

Each BHD is divided into 1,000 fils. Made out of bronze and nickel, there are 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c and 100c Bahraini coins. There’s also a 500c coin currently still in circulation, although it was discontinued in 2011 and is slowly disappearing from the local currency.

For larger purchases, Bahraini banknotes are available in $½, $1, $5, $10 and $20 denominations.

Facts about the currency

  • The Central Bank of Bahrain, established in 2006, is responsible for maintaining monetary and financial stability in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • The $1 note depicts an image of Bahrain’s first school – Al Hedaya Al Kahlifiya.
  • Bahrain is a cash-based society and credit or debit cards are not often used for small purchases.
  • 5c and 10c coins are rarely used and the 500c coin was discontinued in 2011 after the revolution of Bahrain (triggered by the Arab Spring).
  • In 2008, a new series of banknotes was introduced to reflect the old and new development of Bahrain (heritage meets modern).

This currency is only available in store. Head to one of our 20+ stores across New Zealand.