In a move to commemorate UAE Union Day, the government has introduced a cutting-edge Dhs500 banknote, set to hit circulation on November 30th.
Crafted from advanced polymer, this note boasts unparalleled durability, outshining its predecessors with a resilience that makes crinkling a thing of the past.
Distinguished by a state-of-the-art multi-colored security chip, known as KINEGRAM COLORS, the UAE takes a pioneering step in the Middle East, fortifying the banknote against any potential counterfeiting endeavors.
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This security feature, previously showcased on the Dhs1,000 note earlier this year, marks a remarkable stride in safeguarding the nation’s currency.
On one side, the new Dhs500 bill showcases the Terra Sustainability Pavilion in Expo City Dubai, an emblem of the country’s commitment to environmental consciousness. Meanwhile, the reverse side paints a vivid picture of the Museum of the Future, Emirates Towers, and the iconic Burj Khalifa, standing tall at 828 meters as a beacon of sustainability with its predominant reliance on solar power.
What sets this note apart isn’t just its aesthetic appeal; it’s a testament to the UAE’s dedication to environmental responsibility. Crafted from fully recyclable polymer, the Dhs500 bill aligns with eco-friendly principles, making it a symbolic representation of progress and sustainability.
As the nation stands on the cusp of celebrating its 52nd Union Day on December 2nd, this new banknote not only captures the essence of modernity and innovation but also reinforces the UAE’s commitment to security, durability, and environmental stewardship.
It’s not just currency; it’s a tangible reflection of a nation’s strides into a future marked by resilience and responsibility.