Do You Know the Meaning of the Symbols on UAE Coins?

  • Publish date: Monday، 04 April 2022 Last update: Thursday، 28 April 2022
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The currency of the UAE is the Dirham, including coins and banknotes, and abbreviated by AED, Dhs, or Dh. Have you ever noticed that each UAE currency has a symbol on it? Where each represents a heritage of this vibrant country. UAE coins symbols have huge meanings, in which the three coins summarize the beautiful story of the UAE. Find out what each symbol of the UAE coins represents in the following article.   

What Is the Meaning of The Symbols on UAE Coins? 

UAE Coins

The coins in the UAE come in three denominations, and each has a unique symbol on both sides of it. Find out the meaning of the symbols on the UAE coins: 

1 Dirham Coin – Generosity & Hospitality

1 Dirham Coin

The 1 Dirham in UAE has a Dallah on it, a traditional Arabic coffee pot used for centuries to brew and serve Qahwa. Coffee has always been a symbol of generosity as it is the core of Emirati culture and hospitality for guests, and until now, Emirates serves it with dates for guests and on all occasions.   

50 Fils Coin – Manufacturing & Development  

50 Fils Coin

We all know that the turning point in the UAE’s history started when they found the oil, so the three oil derricks shown on the 50 Fils coin represent the Manufacturing & Development in the UAE, which began in 1971 and still growing! 

25 Fils Coin – Environment and Sustainability  

25 Fils Coin

Even with the magnificent urbanism in the UAE, the country insists on keeping its environmental identity by protecting nature reserves and animals. In addition, they have many laws that protect the environment, make efforts towards sustainability, and more. The 25 Fils coins shed light on the environment and sustainability since its symbol is the Arabian Sand Gazelle found in the deserts of Abu Dhabi, and the country makes sure to save this beautiful animal.   

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