Abu Dhabi (Gulf Inside) UAE leaders issued a new UAE 50 dirham note as part of the country’s 50th anniversary celebrations. According to the UAE’s official news agency, UAE leaders attended the launch of a new UAE 50 dirham note commemorating the country’s 50th anniversary, where UAE vice presidents, in addition to UAE rulers and crown princes, attended the ceremony. The Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan were also present on the occasion.
It is reported that the new UAE 50 Dirham note pays tribute to the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the first generation rulers of the UAE. After signing, there is a memorial picture of the founder’s father, on the left side there is also a picture of the memorial of the martyrs of the UAE, while on the back of the banknote there is a picture of the late Sheikh Zayed signing the union agreement. I also have a picture of the Etihad Museum, in which the formation of the Union and the flag of the United Arab Emirates can be seen flying for the first time.
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It is learned that this new UAE 50 dirham note is the first currency note made of polymer, notes made of this material are more durable than traditional notes, which will help in reducing the carbon footprint of the country. Because the polymer can be recycled, the banknote includes various shades of purple, in between drawings and inscriptions using the latest brand of UAE national brand fluorescent blue markings and advanced intaglio printing techniques. The central bank has added symbols to Braille to help visually impaired people identify the value of the note. The 50 dirham note also has the latest security features to deal with counterfeiting.
According to the report, members of the Supreme Council during the issuance ceremony of the note were Sheikh Hamad bin Muhammad Al Sharqi, ruler of Fujairah, Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Ma’ala, ruler of Umm Al Quwain, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Crown Prince and deputy ruler of Sharjah. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi and Crown Prince of Ajman Sheikh Ammar bin Hameed Al Naeemi also attended.