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20 Dirhams 2000, United Arab Emirates

in Krause book Number: 21b
Years of issue: 2000
Edition: 10 309 135
Signatures: Minister of Finance: Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman: Mhammad Eid al-Muraiki
Serie: 1997 - 2000 Issue
Specimen of: 1997
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 150 x 63
Printer: Unknown printer

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20 Dirhams 2000

Description

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Head of falcon (please, read reverse description).

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20 Dirhams 2000

Dubai Creek Golf&Yacht Club

On right side is the view at Dubai Creek Golf&Yacht Club.

Dubai Golf, a leisure subsidiary owned by wasl Asset Management Group, with its world-class golf courses and luxurious clubhouses, harbours some of the most spectacular locations for golf, events and entertainment in the region. It manages the two leading golf clubs in Dubai-Emirates Golf Club and Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.

Dubai Golf manages an online tee time booking system for its 3 golf courses as well as servicing a central reservations office that books golf at all the UAE golf courses.

It also provides a wide range of market leading golf and leisure related services including fine dining restaurants, golf academies, recreation amenities and residential developments.

emblem

Centered - The emblem of the United Arab Emirates (شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎). It was officially adopted in 1973. It is similar to the coats of arms and emblems of other Arab states. It consists of a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish). The falcon had a red disk which shows an Arab sailboat in its interior. The disk is surrounded by a chain. The falcon holds with its talons a red parchment bearing the name of the federation in Kufic script.

On March 22, 2008, the emblem was modified. The main change was that the dhow was replaced by the UAE flag and seven stars, representing the seven Emirates of the federation.

Denomination in numerals are in all corners. In center in words.

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20 Dirhams 2000

Dhow

Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region. Some historians claim the dhow was invented by Arabs or Indians, but the majority give the credit to the Chinese. Typically sporting long thin hulls, dhows are trading vessels primarily used to carry heavy items, like fruit, fresh water or merchandise, along the coasts of the Eastern Arabia, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and East Africa. Larger dhows have crews of approximately thirty, smaller ones typically around twelve.

Falco cherrug

On left is the saker falcon (Falco cherrug). This bird has a great emotional significance for the indigenous population.

There is an opinion, that the national bird of the United Arab Emirates is not the Saker, but its hunting hybrid with Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus). However - The first successful results of obtaining a hybrid of gyrfalcon and saker were obtained in the early 1970s in Ireland, that is, when the national bird of the UAE was already identified and there were already circulating banknotes with the image of Saker Falcon. Today - indeed, this hybrid is popular in falconry in many countries, including the OAU.

The saker falcon (Falco cherrug) is a large species of falcon. This species breeds from eastern Europe eastwards across Asia to Manchuria. It is mainly migratory except in the southernmost parts of its range, wintering in Ethiopia, the Arabian peninsula, northern Pakistan and western China.

The specific part of the scientific name, cherrug, comes from the Hindi name charg for a female saker. The common name saker comes from the (Arabic: صقر‎, translit. Ṣaqr‎) meaning "falcon".

Denomination in numerals are in three corners. At the bottom in words.

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