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Code QAR
Symbol ر.ق
1, 5, 10, 25, 50
﷼1, ﷼5, ﷼10, ﷼50, ﷼100, ﷼50

Qatar – where the past meets the future

To experience stunning desert scenery and magical Arabian nights, make your way to Qatar. Whether you want to marvel at the sights of Doha, explore the World Heritage listed Al Zubarah Fort or venture into the Khor Al Adaid desert, there’s no shortage of things to do in Qatar. A dynamic country built on the foundations of deep cultural roots, Qatar has a range of remarkable sights for travellers to discover, including natural wonders and cultural treasures. The capital of Doha features an intriguing blend of towering skyscrapers and old-world Islamic architecture, while outside the city you can marvel at camel racing and spectacular sunsets.

Exchanging some New Zealand dollars to Qatari riyals is your first step to exploring it all. This currency is only available for purchase in store. Head into any of our 20+ stores across New Zealand to pick up some Qatari riyals.

*Please note: we are currently only selling this currency and unfortunately not buying this currency back from customers (accepting it for a sell exchange).

Coins and notes

It might be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but you don’t need to be an oil tycoon to have a good time in Qatar. However, you will need some Qatari cash. The riyal is divided into 100 dirhams. In Qatari currency, coins are available in 1c, 5c, 10c, 25c and 50c denominations. Qatari banknotes come in $1, $5, $10, $50, $100 and $500 denominations.

Facts about the currency

  • There are currently no restrictions on bringing QAR or foreign currency into Qatar (except for Israeli currency, which is prohibited).
  • Until 1966, Qatar used the Indian rupee as currency, in the form of Gulf rupees.
  • When India devalued the rupee in 1966, Qatar chose to introduce its own currency.
  • Following Dubai's entrance into the United Arab Emirates, Qatar began issuing the Qatari riyal separate from Dubai in 1973. The old notes continued to circulate in parallel for 90 days before being withdrawn.