UAE’s new Dh5, Dh10 and Dh50 banknotes enter circulation

The polymer notes have been distributed to all banks in the country

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The new Dh5, Dh10, and Dh50 banknotes have entered circulation, the UAE Central Bank announced on Saturday.

They have been distributed to all banks operating in the country, as well as ATMs to promote public awareness of the new notes and increase their circulation, state news agency Wam reported.

The notes are made of durable polymer material and have security features to prevent counterfeiting.

Emirates NBD, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, First Abu Dhabi Bank and Bank of Sharjah are among the national banks that have programmed their ATMs for the new notes.

The Dh5 note's design includes UAE national symbols and landmarks. On the front is Ajman Fort, while on the back is Dhayah Fort in Ras Al Khaimah. The Dh10 note features the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the Khor Fakkan amphitheatre in Sharjah.

The notes have a transparent window featuring a portrait of the UAE Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. They also feature the UAE brand logo, along with fluorescent drawings and inscriptions created using special printing techniques.

The UAE launched a new Dh50 note to coincide with its 50th anniversary last year.

Updated: June 21, 2023, 12:09 PM