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Moroccan Currency.

Find out what currency is used in Morocco, tips and tricks for Moroccan currency exchange, and how you can save money on your visit with the Wise Moroccan dirham card.
Moroccan currency

What is the currency in Morocco?

The currency in Morocco is the Moroccan dirham. Each dirham is divided into 100 santim.

When you’re buying currency for Morocco, look out for the currency code MAD. And once you’re in Morocco, you’ll see the symbol د.م. used to show prices.

You’ll find Moroccan banknotes in denominations of 20, 50, 100, and 200.

Moroccan coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.

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Use the Wise Moroccan dirham card to spend in Moroccan currency.

The Wise Moroccan dirham travel money card lets you top up in your local currency, and switch to dirham to spend when you’re in Morocco. You’ll get the best rate for spending in Moroccan dirham - and can also hold and spend 50+ other currencies with the same card.

Get your Wise debit card online for free, to send and spend money around the world at the real exchange rate.

Simply top up your card and convert to the currency you need in real time using the Wise app.

You’ll always get the real exchange rate with no hidden costs, and you’ll avoid foreign transaction fees while withdrawing from ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights.

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Tips for exchanging currency in Morocco.

Familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.
The mid-market rate is the true exchange rate - with no sneaky hidden fees. Use an online currency converter before your trip to get a feel for what your money is worth and make sure you get a fair rate when you buy your travel money.
Convert GBP to MAD >
Choose to be charged in Morocco currency when withdrawing from ATMs.
Being offered to pay in your own currency at an ATM is a sneaky trick and causes many travellers to pay more than they need to. Always choose to pay in the local currency - in this case, dirham - to cut your costs and get the best rates available.
Avoid changing currency at airports or hotels.
Currency exchange desks at airports and hotels often markup the exchange rates they use, and may charge hidden fees. Avoid this expensive option whenever you can.
Use the Wise debit card to spend in Morocco without rip-off fees.
Withdraw money, pay for meals in restaurants or spend in shops in Moroccan dirham, all at the real exchange rate with the Wise debit card.
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Spending money in Morocco.

Paying by credit or debit card in Morocco

Card payments are usually possible in cities and tourist areas - but watch out for surcharges of up to 5%. Keep some cash on you for smaller purchases and to avoid the extra fees.

ATMs in Morocco

ATMs - known locally as guichets automatiques - are the easiest way to access your money in Morocco. You'll find ATMs throughout the country, in cities, tourist resorts and even the smallest towns.

To get the best deal when spending on card or withdrawing money in Morocco, don’t forget to use the Wise debit card to avoid sneaky exchange rate markups and excessive fees.

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Moroccan currency services.

Convert GBP to Moroccan dirham

Convert GBP to Moroccan dirham

Use our currency converter to see how much your money is worth in Moroccan dirham and familiarise yourself with the mid-market rate before your trip.

Send money to Morocco

Send money to Morocco

Need to send GBP to Morocco? Use Wise for fast, low-cost, and secure online money transfers from the United Kingdom to Morocco.

See the best Moroccan dirham exchange rates

See the best Moroccan dirham exchange rates

Compare live Moroccan dirham exchange rates and see how much you could save with Wise.

Moroccan currency FAQs.

The currency in Rabat is the Moroccan dirham. Each dirham is divided into 100 santim. When you’re in Morocco you’ll see the symbol د.م. written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code MAD used in exchange offices.

The currency in Marrakech is the Moroccan dirham. Each dirham is divided into 100 santim. When you’re in Morocco you’ll see the symbol د.م. written down in shops and on menus, and the currency code MAD used in exchange offices.

You'll often have the option to spend in euros when shopping in Morocco. However, you might find you are penalised with poor exchange rates if you choose to use EUR instead of Moroccan dirhams.

Your best bet when travelling to Morocco is paying in the official Moroccan currency: the dirham. To switch easily between currencies, use the Wise debit card.

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