The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) has announced the issuance of a new Dh500 banknote made from durable polymer material, starting circulation from Thursday, November 30. This initiative aligns with the UAE's ongoing commitment to sustainability and innovation.
Reflecting the nation's architectural achievements and commitment to a sustainable future, the banknote prominently features the Terra Sustainability Pavilion from Expo City Dubai on the front. This choice honors the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's vision for a sustainable UAE.
On the reverse, the banknote showcases the Museum of the Future in Dubai, an epitome of futuristic design and engineering. Additionally, images of the Emirates Towers and the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, underscore the country's architectural prowess and dedication to sustainable practices, particularly in its use of solar power.
A significant advancement in banknote technology is the inclusion of the KINEGRAM COLORS® security chip. This technology, previously used in the updated Dh1000 banknote, makes the UAE the first in the Middle East to employ the largest foil strip of this kind for anti-counterfeiting measures.