With a mix of traditional and contemporary, exotic and familiar, beaches and sand dunes, Morocco is bursting with friendliness, vivacity and flavour. You can wander the bazaars of Marrakech, visit Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains, ride a camel across the dunes of the Sahara, or go surfing at Taghazout Hash Point. Whatever flavour holiday you choose in Morocco, you will find a few Moroccan Dirhams on hand will go a long way.
The Moroccan dirham is a closed currency - this means that it should only be traded within Morocco. But, tourists may bring in (or leave with) up to MAD 1,000 for their trip. You can also bring in foreign currencies and exchange them for MAD once you arrive in Morocco, but you may only be able to change USD, GBP or EUR.
If you bring foreign currency into Morocco, make sure the notes are in good condition, with no ink or tear marks. Otherwise, you may not be able to exchange them.
If you want to get your dirhams sorted before your Moroccan holiday, you can buy your FX at any of our stores or order it online and just pick it up instore.
1, 5, 10 & 20 santimat, ½, 1, 2, 5 & 10 dirhams
20, 50, 100 & 200 dirhams
How do I get my MAD?
Use our conversion rate calculator or click on the button below to order your currency online in a few easy steps.
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Did you know? MAD Currency Facts
- The Moroccan dirham is divided into 100 santimat
- Morocco adopted modern-style coinage in 1882 when it started using the Moroccan Rial (used until 1921)
- One of the words for "money" in Morocco is wusakh d-dunya or "dirt of the world"
- The dirham is also the defacto currency used in Western Sahara
- The MAD originates from the Byzantine Empire's Drachm
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