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What currency is used in Morocco?

What currency is used in Morocco? A question that comes in the mind of every traveler who is willing to visit Morocco. However, Morocco is a north African country known for its vibrant culture, rich history and stunning landscapes, its official currency is the Moroccan Dirham (MAD) since 1960 when it replaced the French franc. The Dirham is pegged to the Euro at a fixed exchange rate of 10 Dirhams to 1 Euro. This peg was in 1999 to fix the currency and support trade with the European Union.

Moroccan Dirham is an essential aspect of the Moroccan life because it reflects the country's rich cultural heritage and deep history. It is important to understand the (MAD) when planning to visit Morocco for an enjoyable travel experience in this north African country. However the Moroccan Dirham is devided into 100 centimes and comes in banknotes of 20, 50, 100, 200 dirhams and coins of 1, 5, 10 and 20 centimes and 1, 5 and 10 Dirhams.

One of the unique Morocco Dirham features is its design, which reflects the country's cultural heritage and historical landmarks and provide a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Moroccan life. For instance, the 20 Dirham depicts the Hassan ll Mosque in Casablanca . Which is the largest Mosque in Morocco and one of the largest in the world. Besides, The 50 Dirham note highlights the Atlas Mountains . As well as a Berber Village and a camel caravan showcasing the country's rural heritage.

Exchanging foreign Currency In Morocco is quite easy with banks. Airports, authorized money exchange offices and even some hotels offering these services. The most commonly exchanged currencies in Morocco are Euros, US Dollars and British pounds. However, it is advisable to exchange money only at reputable exchange bureaus or banks to avoid scams. Additionally it is a good idea to carry some Moroccan Dirhams with you for smal porchases and taxis as well as for tipping.

The official currency in Morocco is (MAD) but in some tourist areas such as Marrakech. Fes and the Southern part of the country and major cities some other currencies might be used. Such as Euro and Dollars. As well, this is not as common as the Moroccan Dirham.

In conclusion, tourists visiting Morocco should be aware of the official Moroccan currency. It is important to exchange money in safe places such as banks. Carry small denomination and know the exchange rate, keep track of spending and tip in Dirhams. By following theses tips tourists can easily navigate the currency and live an enjoyable experience. Check here the best of our Tour Packages to explore Morocco.

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