Information & Facts
Tripoli, Old City
The official language of Libya is Arabic (used for all
official business), though some English is spoken, especially in
the cities and tourist-orientated establishments.
The official currency is the Dinar (LYD), which is divided into
1,000 dirhams. Credit cards have very limited acceptance (usually
only in five-star hotels) and travellers cheques are not accepted,
therefore it is advised to carry cash. ATMs are unreliable, though
available in Tripoli. Banks are usually closed on Thursdays and
Fridays. Currency can be exchanged at the airport or any bank in
Local time is GMT +2.