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Todays Exchange Rate

The currency used in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, often abbreviated as Dh.

The exchange rates fluctuates, at the time of writing one pound is worth approximately 13 dirhams; one Euro is closer to 11 dirhams.

The Moroccan Dirham is a closed currency, so by law you are not allowed to import or export Moroccan Dirhams.  You will not be able to exchange money before leaving the UK, and you are not allowed to take more than 1000 Dirhams into or out of the country (approx. £75.00).  Foreign currency may be exchanged at the Bureau de Change at the airport on arrival, at a bank or a small amount at your hotel.  There are many ATM machines both at the airports and in larger towns for cash withdrawal.  A rule of thumb is not to exchange too much money at one time, so as not to be left with too much currency when leaving the country.  When changing dirhams back, you will usually be given Euros in exchange for Dirhams, but can ask for Sterling instead.

Almost all hotels normally exchange money at the same rate as banks and do not charge a commission. However, do not expect a small hotel in the south, for example, to change £250 without prior notice. Most hotels and reputable shops will accept major credit cards – VISA, Master Card and American Express. Even in the markets when buying such things as carpets, leather or any other major item, certain cards may be accepted. Maestro and other debits cards are becoming more widely accepted, but there are still some shops and restaurants that you will not be able to use them. VISA and Mastercard and debit cards can be used in ATM’s (found in the larger cities) and in some, but not all, hotels, restaurants and shops.

Please note that it is now difficult or impossible to change Travellers Cheques in Morocco.

It is usually helpful to tell your bank you will be using your card abroad, and maybe take several cards in case one bank doesn’t listen!

Exchange rate conversions - Dhs to £

Exchange rate conversion table - Moroccan Dirhams to GPB and Euros
(guideline as of February 2011 - exchange rate at 13 dirham to £1)
DIRHAMS
Dhs / Mad
POUNDS
£
EUROS
10.080.09
50.380.45
100.750.89
201.501.78
302.252.68
50.0754.46
755.636.69
1007.508.92
20015.0017.84
50037.5044.60
75056.2566.90
100075.0089.20

Exchange rate conversions - £ to Dhs

Exchange rate conversion table - GPB to Moroccan Dirhams and Euros
(guideline as of February 2011 - exchange rate at 13 dirham to £1)
POUNDS
£
DIRHAMS
Dhs / Mad
EUROS
1131.18
2262.36
3403.54
5665.90
1013211.80
1215914.16
1519917.70
2026523.60
2533129.50
5066259.00
7599388.50
901192106.20