The United Arab Emirates, also known as the UAE, is a federation of seven Emirates situated in the Arabian Peninsula. It was founded on 2 December 1971. The United Arab Emirates has come a long way since its inception. The country is now one of the most prosperous countries in the world, thanks to its thriving economy and abundant natural resources. With so much to offer, this nation is definitely worth visiting! It’s major cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, attract millions of tourists annually. They have some amazing beaches along with huge skyscrapers such as Burj Khalifa (Dubai) which was completed back in 2010 as well as many other landmarks throughout these cities where most people come from all over Europe especially during summer months. Read along to learn about the new United Arab Emirates 1000 Dirham banknote.

Skyline View of Dubai, UAE | Source: AS

In the early 1800’s after dealing with the British and getting into skirmishes with them they eventually started forming treaties with them and they came to be known as Trucial States. The Trucial States were a group of sheikhdoms, which were signatories to treaties with the British government to receive peace and protection from the British. In exchange the British received exclusive trading rights in the region. However it’s tribal rulers maintained an uneasy relationship with British authorities and a reputation for being quite independent.

United Arab Emirates oil industry | Source: AS

As with the rest of the Gulf region, the oil boom of the 1960s had a major impact on UAE. Oil was discovered in Abu Dhabi in 1958 and production began in 1962/1963. The discovery led to an economic boom that transformed Abu Dhabi into one of the wealthiest countries in all of Asia. However, this wealth did not benefit all members equally and over time resentment grew between those who had benefited from the boom and those who were left behind.

Sheikh Zayed Meeting With Apollo 17 Space Crew | Source: Itihad/WAM/TheNationalNews

The discovery also led to political changes as well, since it enabled leaders to deal more effectively with what had previously been an unstable situation. Leaders sought out ways to ensure stability both inside their own borders (by forming closer connections among themselves) as well as outside them (by creating formal relations with other nations). In 1971 these efforts culminated in formation of UAE; it became independent from Britain on December 2nd 1971. Since 1971 when it gained independence from Britain under Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004), who became its first president until his death in 2004.

United Arab Emirates 1000 Dirham Obverse | Source: Gulf News

Since it’s independence, the UAE has undergone a remarkable transformation from an impoverished region of small desert principalities to a modern state with large-scale industrial and military infrastructure. The 2nd of December has come to be known as National Day in the country. During this year’s National Day a new United Arab Emirates 1000 Dirham banknote has been announced. This follows with recent releases which celebrate the life of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

United Arab Emirates 1000 Dirham Reverse | Source: Gulf News

It’s colored in a light brown and green color scheme and its made out of polymer to enhance its security features. The obverse side features a portrait of of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan. What makes this portrait special is that it actually comes from a 1976 meeting with NASA space crew from the Apollo 17. The clear windows show Sheikh Zayed and also a space suit. In the background is an image of a spaceship in addition to the HOPE Probe Spacecraft from the Emirates Mars Mission. It went into orbit in early 2021. The reverse side features an image of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant which is located in Abu Dhabi. It symbolizes the countries dedication to clean energies and

UAE Hope Probe | Source: Wikipedia
UAE 5 – 10 – 50 Dirhams | Source: Banknote World

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