The new five dirham and ten dirham banknotes in UAE.


LOOK: New five dirham, ten dirham UAE banknotes


DUBAI – The Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE) launched new five dirham and ten dirham bank notes made of polymer on Thursday (April 21).

The ten dirham banknotes will enter circulation on April 21 while the five dirham banknotes will be out on April 26.

Current banknotes of both denominations will remain in circulation along with the new polymer notes, as banknotes whose value are guaranteed by the UAE law.

The new banknotes are the third issue of the national currency, and follow the success of the initial 50-dirham polymer note.

The new ten dirham banknote in UAE.

The new five dirham banknote in UAE.

The new Dh5 and Dh10 banknotes are more durable and sustainable than traditional cotton paper banknotes, lasting two or more times longer in circulation.

The CBUAE continued the approach of the third issue by combining aesthetic characteristics with modern technologies in the design.

The distinctive features of these two banknotes include a transparent window featuring a portrait of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the logo of the UAE nation brand with fluorescent drawings and inscriptions created using advanced intaglio printing techniques.

In designing the new five dirham banknote, the CBUAE preserved the colour characteristics of the same denomination banknote currently in circulation to make it easy for the public to identify them.

The image of the Ajman Fort appears in the front centre face of this banknote, while the image of Dhayah Fort in Ras Al Khaimah appears in the reverse centre of the banknote.

The new ten dirham banknote has kept its green colour, similar to the Dh10 banknote currently in circulation.

Its front central face features an image of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, a religious, national and cultural iconic landmark, which has become a renowned global destination.

The centre reverse side contains an image of the Khorfakkan amphitheatre as one of the unique cultural landmarks in the Emirate of Sharjah.

The CBUAE used enhanced technical specifications and high-quality security features (both apparent and latent) in the new banknotes.

Prominent symbols in Braille to help blind and visually impaired consumers to identify the banknote’s value were added in the banknotes. ICA/Expat Media

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