The new AED50 polymer banknote is an official currency: CBUAE

ABU DHABI – The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) has announced that the new AED50 polymer note is an official currency and must be used together with the paper note of the same value, currently in circulation.

The new note has been distributed to banks and exchange offices, according to the CBUAE statement.

The CBUAE had recently issued the banknote to mark the Golden Jubilee of the United Arab Emirates and in honor of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the first generation of rulers of the Emirates, as well as their dedication and their historical role in the unification of countries.

The new note is made of polymer, which other central banks have found more durable and environmentally friendly than paper notes. The design of this new banknote contains distinctive aesthetic features, with different shades of purple, fluorescent blue markings of the national mark of the United Arab Emirates in the center, as well as designs and inscriptions created using printing techniques. in advanced intaglio.

In this issue, the CBUAE wanted to maintain its consideration for all ticket users by adding prominent Braille symbols to help blind and visually impaired consumers identify the value of the ticket.

Polymer banknotes can contain many more security features than paper banknotes.

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