United Arab Emirates


5 Dirhams, (1982)

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Front: Sharjah market

Sharjah is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates. The emirate covers 2,600 sq km (1,003 sq mi) and has a population of over 800,000 (2008). Sharjah market is a giant super market.

Back: Sparrowhawk; Salem Al Mutawa mosque in Khor Fakkan

Salam Al Mutawa, restored in 2010, is one of the oldest mosques in Khor Fakkan.


Sharjah market

Sharjah market

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Salem Al Mutawa Mosque

Salem Al Mutawa mosque

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10 Dirhams, 2009

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Front: Arab dagger

Back: Farm

Courtesy sxb010


20 Dirhams, 2000

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Front: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Back: Sparrowhawk; Dhow




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50 Dirhams, 2011 (2012)

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Front: Oryx

Back: Sparrowhawk; Al Jahili Fort in Al Ain

Erected in 1898 by Sheikh Zayed The First, the Al Jahili Fort in the oasis city of Al Ain is one of the great landmarks and symbols of the United Arab Emirates' cultural heritage.

Courtesy ybnotes


50 Dirhams, 2014 (2015)

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Like 2011 (2012) issue except with tactile marks for the blind added on both sides and new green emblem

Courtesy noteshobby


Al Jahili Fort

Al Jahili Fort

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100 Dirhams, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Al Fahidie Fort in Dubai

Al Fahidie Fort was built in 1787 and is the oldest existing building in Dubai. It is the home of Dubai Museum since 1971.

Back: Sparrowhawk; Dubai World Trade Center

Courtesy noteshobby


100 Dirhams, 2014

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Like 2012 (2013) issue except with tactile marks for the blind added on both sides

Courtesy claudio marana


Al Fahidie Fort

Al Fahidie Fort

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Dubai World Trade Center

Dubai World Trade Center

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200 Dirhams, 2004

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Front: Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi; Sharia court building

Back: United Arab Emirates Central Bank building

Courtesy currencyworld


Zayed Sports City

Zayed Sports City

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Central Bank building

Central Bank building

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500 Dirhams, 2011 Hybrid Polymer

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Front: Sparrowhawk

Back: Sparrowhawk; Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai

Jumeirah Mosque is the most photographed mosque in all of Dubai. Non-Muslims may not enter it without an organized tour.

Courtesy ybnotes


Jumeirah Mosque

Jumeirah Mosque

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1000 Dirhams, 2012 (2013)

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Front: Tower of Qasr Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi

The Qasr al-Hosn is the oldest stone building in the city of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Back: Sparrowhawk; Abu Dhabi city skyline

Courtesy noteshobby


Tower of Qasr Al Hosn

Tower of Qasr Al Hosn

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Abu Dhabi City Skyline

 Abu Dhabi city skyline

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United Arab Emirates, located along the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, was formed by seven Sheikhdoms in 1971. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on United Arab Emirates.




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