United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates instructed to reprint notes with Braille characters

According to a GulfNews.com article dated 12 July 2014, the board of directors of the Central Bank of the UAE recently instructed that necessary actions be taken to reprint all denominations of banknotes using Braille characters so that they will be readable by the visually impaired.

Courtesy of Amirali Somji.

United Arab Emirates new sig/date (2013) 10-dirham note confirmed

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10 dirhams, 2013 and ١٤٣٤ (AH1434). Like CBA B27a, but new date and signatures (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum and Khalifa al-Kindi). Also, the serial number at left is now vertical, not horizontal.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

United Arab Emirates new sig/date (2013) 5-dirham note confirmed

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5 dirhams, 2013 and ١٤٣٤ (AH1434). Like CBA B26a, but new date and signatures (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum and Khalifa al-Kindi). Also, the serial number at left is now vertical, not horizontal.

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Courtesy of The Monetary Unit.

United Arab Emirates new sig/date (2013) 20-dirham note confirmed

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20 dirhams, 2013 and ١٤٣٤ (AH1434). Like CBA B28a, but new date and signatures (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum and Khalifa al-Kindi).

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Courtesy of The Monetary Unit.

Arabian Peninsula regional catalog of The Banknote Book is now available

 The Banknote Book Arabian Peninsula cover

The Arabian Peninsula regional catalog of The Banknote Book is now available for sale at US$39.99, a 38% discount off the normal cost of puchasing the component chapters separately.

This catalog is also available as a printed paperback book from Lulu.

This 102-page catalog covers every note (593 types and varieties, including 108 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the Arabian Peninsula countries of Arab Republic of Yemen, Bahrain, Democratic Republic of Yemen, Kuwait, Muscat and Oman, Oman, Qatar, Qater & Dubai, Saudi Arabia, South Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Published 1 February 2013.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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United Arab Emirates new 100- and 1,000-dirham notes confirmed issued on 02.02.2013

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According to a press release dated 28 January 2013, on 2 February the Central Bank of The United Arab Emirates issued new 100- and 1,000-dirhams banknotes like the existing notes (CBA B29 and B31, respectively), but with a 3-mm wide, magenta-to-gold color-shifting windowed security thread and green-to-blue OVI coat of arms.

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Courtesy of Raihan and Nazir Rahemtulla and Dr. Saleh A. Al-Ali.

United Arab Emirates new 50-dirham note confirmed

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According to a press release from the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, on 23 July 2012 the bank issued an "amended" 50-dirham (US$14) note which is like the preceding issue (CBA B21), but with a new 3-mm wide, color-shifting windowed security thread with demetalized UAE 50, Omron rings added to front and back, and it bears the new coat of arms which was adopted on 22 March 2008.

Courtesy of Amirali Somji and Phil Martin.

United Arab Emirates new 500-dirham note confirmed


According to an article on Khaleej Times, on 29 November 2011, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates introduced a revised 500-dirham (US$136) note with new security features.

The new notes are like the preceding issues (CBA B24 / P24c & P32), but the holographic stripe at right front has been replaced by G&D’s varifeye thread with see-through window. Extending throughout the window is an optically-variable stripe showing the National Emblem, a falcon head and denomination value. The old windowed metallic thread on the back of the note is replaced with a broader 3-mm wide color-shifting window thread with demetalized UAE 500. The metallic ink surrounding the UAE emblem on the top portion of the obverse side is replaced by multicolor ink print. The metallic silver ink at the bottom left of the banknote is replaced by a multicolor latent image. The falcon on the reverse side of the note is made smaller, and there is no intaglio printing on the reverse side of the banknote.

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Courtesy of Abdullah Beydoun and Claudio Marana.

United Arab Emirates chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

At the time of initial publication, this 11-page catalog covers every note (70 types and varieties, including 11 notes unlisted in the SCWPM) issued by the United Arab Emirates Currency Board from 1973 to 1976, and the United Arab Emirates Central Bank from 1982 until present day.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Red stars highlight the many notes missing from the SCWPM
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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United Arab Emirates collector's article

I recommend reading this interesting article, UAE currency: a history lesson in your wallet, in the 27 June 2011 edition of The National.

United Arab Emirates new 5-dirham note confirmed


B32 (PNL): 5 dirhams (US$1.35)
Brown. Front: Blue Souk in Sharjah; coat of arms. Back: Sparrow-hawk; Bay of Khorfakkan in Fujairah; tower. Solid security thread with demetalized UAE 5. Watermark: Sparrow-hawk head. Printer: Unknown. 143 x 60 mm. 2009 and ١٤٣٠ (AH1430). Signature 4.

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Courtesy of Ricardo Castedo.

United Arab Emirates new 10-dirham note confirmed


10 dirhams (US$2.70), 2009. Like P27, but with a new coat of arms on front and new signatures (Sheikh Hamad bin Rashid al Maktoum and Khalil Foulazi).

Courtesy of Sejin Ahn.

United Arab Emirates new sig/date (2009) 20-dirham note confirmed


20 dirhams (US$5.40), 2009. Like P21, but new date, new signatures, and new coat of arms.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned here on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Amirali Somji.

United Arab Emirates new 200-dirham note confirmed



200 dirhams (US$54.45).
Like Pick 31, but new date (2008), new signatures (Sheikh Hamad bin Rashid al Maktoum and Khalil Foulazi), and new coat of arms.

The new date, signatures, and coat of arms has now been confirmed on the 100-, 200-, and 1,000-dirham notes. If any of the other denominations have been issued, please send scans of same. Thanks!

Courtesy of Amirali Somji.

Gulf Cooperation Council agrees to single currency

According to a Gulf News article dated 16 December 2009, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders concluded their annual two-day summit with an agreement to form a monetary union, paving the way for a single currency for Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia; Oman and the United Arab Emirates opted out. A monetary council is to be established in early 2010, and will transition into a central bank, which will eventually issue a single currency, though no timeline was announced.

Courtesy of Amirali Somji.

United Arab Emirates building new banknote plant

According to a GulfNew.com article dated 13.12.2009, the Central Bank of the UAE has announced it has begun building a security press to print banknotes. The plant is being built on a plot of land near the Central Bank building complex in Abu Dhabi. The plant will print all denominations of UAE dinar notes and will have excess capacity for future expansion and printing of notes for other countries in the region.

United Arab Emirates new 1,000-dirham note confirmed


1,000 dirhams (US$272). Like Pick 33, but new date (2008), new signatures (Sheikh Hamad bin Rashid al Maktoum and Khalil Foulazi), and new coat of arms (old arms with dhow; new arms with flag).

Brown. Front: Fort at Abu Dhabi; coat of arms. Back: Sparrow-hawk; Abu Dhabi skyline with Corniche. Windowed security thread with demetalized UAE 1000. Holographic stripe with denomination. Watermark: Sparrow-hawk head with electrotype 1000 and coffee pot. Printer: Unknown. 163 x 70 mm.

To date it appears only the 100- and 1,000-dirham notes have have been updated with the new coat of arms (other denominations have been issued dated 2008, but they still have the old coat of arms). Please share scans if you have other notes with the new coat of arms.

Courtesy of David Murcek.

United Arab Emirates new date (2008) 500-dirham note confirmed


500 dirhams (US136), 2008. Like Pick 32, but new date.

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Courtesy of Sejin Ahn and Ricardo Castedo.

United Arab Emirates new date (2008) 100-dirham note confirmed


100 dirhams (US$27.20), 2008. Like Pick 30, but new date and new signatures.

Courtesy of Peter Symes.

United Arab Emirates new date (2008) 50-dirham note confirmed


50 dirhams (US$13.60), 2008. Like P27, but new date.

Courtesy of Michael Reissner.

United Arab Emirates new date (2007) 20-dirham note confirmed


20 dirhams (US$5.40), 2007. Like P21, but new date.

Courtesy of Rafal Nogowczyk.

United Arab Emirates new date (2007) notes confirmed


5 dirhams (US$1.35), 2007. Like P19, but new date.


10 dirhams (US$2.70), 2007. Like P20, but new date.

Courtesy of David Murcek.

United Arab Emirates issues new 200-dirham note


200 dirhams (US$54.45), 2004. Introduced 27.05.2008. Tan. Front: Sharia Court Department and Zayed Sports City. Back: Bank headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Fluorescent vertical serial number, falcon head as registration device, falcon head watermark with denomination numerals and coffee pot as electrotype, national emblem in metallic print, intaglio printing, denomination as latent image, holographic stripe, and windowed security thread with UAE 200 repeating.

Six Arab states plan to issue unified currency in 2010

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), consisting of six Arab states — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates — plans to issue a unified currency in 2010.

United Arab Emirates issues new date (2006) notes


The United Arab Emirates Central Bank has issued new 2006 dates for all four denominations of its banknote family.

The 50- and 100-dirham notes appear to be unchanged from the current Pick 26 and 27, respectively, except for the new dates on the back.

The 500- and 1,000-dirham notes are like Pick 28 and 25, respectively, but in addition to the new dates, they also now incorporate the denomination in the holographic security stripe at right.

Courtesy of Amal Mehilba.