Qatari Riyal (QAR or ر.ق)

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Qatari Riyal (QAR or ر.ق)

Did you know that the official currency of Qatar until 1966 was the Indian Rupee?

The Qatari Riyal is the official currency of Qatar. Introduced in 1966, it replaced the Indian Rupee, which was the official currency of Qatar in the form of ‘Gulf rupees’ until then. The Qatari Riyal is administered by the Qatar Central Bank, and is usually abbreviated to ‘QAR’, ‘QR’ or ’ ر.ق’.

You can purchase the QAR by converting Indian Rupees to Qatari Riyal in India in the form of currency notes. The commonly-used denominations of Qatari Riyal banknotes are 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 riyals, and all these denominations are available for purchase in India. The banknotes feature artwork that depicts the Qatari coat of arms as well as natural, geographical and cultural motifs.

The Qatari Riyal is commonly used in international foreign exchange transactions, and it is easily available in India. offers the best foreign exchange rates for the QAR across all the major cities of India. Thanks to the large population of Indian origin in the region, there is a steady flow of currency between India and Qatar. As such, there is a sturdy demand for Qatari Riyal in India. Not only will help you buy the amount of Qatari Riyal you need, but we will also purchase any surplus or leftover currency you might have after your trip – We can help you get best rates for converting QAR to Rupee also.

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