The currency in Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD). It's divided into 1000 fils & is an old currency by Middle Eastern standards.
27 August 2013| Last updated on 11 December 2017
The currency in Bahrain is the Bahraini Dinar (BHD). It is divided into 1000 fils. It is a fairly old currency, by Middle Eastern standards, and was introduced in 1965, replacing the Gulf rupee that was used before.
Coins are available in the following denominations; 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 500 fils. Notes are available in the following denominations; ½, 1, 5, 10 and 20 Dinars.
The BHD is sometimes also abbreviated as BD. It is currently fixed with the US dollar at a rate of 1USD=BHD0.376.
There are no restrictions on the import and export of the Bahraini dinar and other foreign currencies.
On arrival to Bahrain visitors can use the currency exchange at the airport if they so wish, there are a number of banks and currency exchange facilities. All major towns in Bahrain have have banks with currency exchange services. ATMs are also found everywhere and money can be withdrawn using most bank cards.
Banks are open from 07:30 to 14:00 from Sunday to Wednesday, although some branches are also open in the evenings. In addition, banks are open from 07:30 to 13:00 on Thursdays, but all are closed on Fridays and Saturdays. They are also closed on public holidays.