What’s the Currency in Bahrain?
Bahrain’s currency is the dinar (دينار Dīnār Baḥrainī). Abbreviated It as BHD (or BD for short). This unit of money for the currency in Bahrain is the dinar. Then dinars are divided into 1000 fils (فلس). Photo of Bahraini currency below.
What’s the origin of the name Dinars?
The name Dinar comes from the Roman currency called “Denarius”
The Bahrain Dinar is the 2nd highest valued currency unit in the world. Trivia: what’s the highest? Answer at the bottom of this page.
Exchange rates: Bahrain for US Dollars
The current exchange rate for Bahrain currency in US Dollars is here. For example, BHD is worth 2.65 USD (one USD was worth $0.38 (2011 trip). This should be rather consistent as the Bahraini Dinar is pegged to the US dollar.
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What’s pictured on the Bahraini Dinars?
Pictured in the above image:
1 Dinar bill
The back displays galloping horses and the Sail and Pearl monument. Then, on the other side, the front displays Al Hedya Al Khalifiya School (Bahrain first school).
10 Dinar bill
10 Dinar shows Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah (Bahrain King)
20 Dinar bill
20 Dinar bill shows the Al Fateh Islamic Center.
Trivia: Guess the highest valued currency unit in the world
The highest valued currency unit in the world is the Kuwait dinar. Next, the second most valued currency is Bahrain dinars. It’s one of two countries I visited on this trip that had a higher currency value than the U.S. Dollar – Jordan and Bahrain. If you’re wondering, the UK is 5th, Australia is 12th, Canada 13th, and United States at 14. Latvia’s 4th! Info from 2011. Full list is found here.
Also, you can get more info on Bahrain currency on xe.com and wikipedia.
Finally, here’s my post on the Bahrain WTC, my favorite architecture in the country.