What are the present denominations of banknotes in the United Arab Emirates?

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(Michelle Gjerde) #1

What are the present denominations of banknotes in UAE?


(Abdullah Al Khalaf) #2

In 1973, the U.A.E. Currency Board introduced notes in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 1000 Dirham. A second series of note was introduced in 1982 which omitted the 1 and 1000 Dirham notes. 500 Dirham notes were introduced in 1983, followed by a one off 200 Dirham in 1989. 1000 Dirham notes were reintroduced in 2000 along with new 200 Dirham notes in 2008. 2011 saw the introduction of a new 500 Dirham note with enhanced security features.

Banknotes are currently available in denominations of:

  • 5 brown
  • 10 green
  • 20 light blue
  • 50 purple
  • 100 pink
  • 200 yellow/brown
  • 500 navy blue
  • 1000 greenish blue

The obverse texts are written in Arabic with numbers in Eastern Arabic numerals; the reverse texts are in English with numbers in Arabic numerals.


(Daniel Mc Queen) #3

Current UAE Dirham banknotes in circulation:

5 Dirhams Banknote

5 Dirhams Obverse

Sharjah Central Souq also known as Islamic Souq, the Blue Souq or the central market (souq meaning market in Arabic)

5 Dirhams Reverse

Imam Salem Al Mutawa Mosque, which was formerly known as Al Jamaa mosque in Sharjah

10 Dirhams Banknote

10 Dirhams Obverse

The khanjar (Arabic: خنجر) is the traditional dagger of Oman

10 Dirhams Reverse

A Pilot Farm

20 Dirhams Banknote

20 Dirhams Obverse

The front face of the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club

20 Dirhams Reverse

Traditional trading dhow (called sama’a)

50 Dirhams Banknote

50 Dirhams Obverse

An oryx (غزال)

50 Dirhams Reverse

Al Jahli Fort, a pre-Islamic fort in Al Ain

100 Dirhams Banknote

100 Dirhams Obverse

Fahidi Fort

100 Dirhams Reverse

Dubai World Trade Centre building

200 Dirhams Banknote

200 Dirhams Obverse

The Zayed Sports City and the Sharia court building

200 Dirhams Reverse

The United Arab Emirates Central Bank building

500 Dirhams Banknote

500 Dirhams Obverse

Saker falcon (Falco cherrug)

500 Dirhams Reverse

The Jumeirah Mosque, one of the best known mosques in the UAE

1000 Dirhams Banknote

1000 Dirhams Obverse

Al Hosn Palace

1000 Dirhams Reverse

Abu Dhabi Corniche