Agadir - currency

The currency in Agadir is the Moroccan Dirham. The Dirham (pronounced deer-hem) is a closed currency, so you have to buy it when you arrive in Morocco.

You will find Bureau de Change at airports, so once you’ve landed it’s easy to get some cash before you continue your journey; handy if you need some cash for taxis and tips. You’ll find exchange offices in banks as well and in some hotels. It’s wise to keep your receipt for the money you’ve exchanged, so you can convert any Dirhams back when you leave.

Agadir currency is abbreviated to Dhs, and is available in notes of Dhs 200, 100, 50, 25 and 20 and 10, 5, 2 or 1 dirham coins. The smallest coin is the centime, which comes in 50, 20, 10 and 5 centime pieces. One hundred centimes make up one dirham. Ask for a mixture of denominations for day to day purchases.

It is possible to use your credit or debit card for payment and to withdraw cash, but exercise caution around bank charges which can vary significantly and add a lot on to each transaction. Using a pre-paid travel money card can be a way around these charges as well being more secure than carrying large amounts of cash.