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5 Dirhams 2007, United Arab Emirates

in Krause book Number: 26b
Years of issue: 2007
Edition: 47 422 607
Signatures: Minister of Finance: Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman: Mhammad Eid al-Muraiki
Serie: 2007 Serie
Specimen of: 2004
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 143 x 60
Printer: Unknown printer

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Head of falcon. Denomination 5.

Dallah (coffee pot) - A dallah (Arabic: دلة‎) is a traditional Arabic coffee pot used for centuries to brew and serve Qawha (gahwa), an Arabic coffee or Gulf coffee made through a multi-step ritual, and Khaleeji, a spicy, bitter coffee traditionally served during feasts like Eid ul-Fitr.

It is commonly used in the coffee tradition of the Arabian peninsula and of the Bedouins. Old Bedouins used the ritual of coffee preparation, serving and drinking as a sign of hospitality, generosity and wealth. In much of the Middle East it is still connected to socializing with friends, family and business partners, so it is typically present in the main rites of passage, such as births, marriages and funerals and some business meetings.

Dallah have a distinctive form, featuring a bulbous body that tapers to a "waistline" in the middle and flares out at the top, covered by a spire-shaped lid topped with a tall finial and held by a sinuous handle. The most distinctive feature is a long spout with a crescent-shaped beak. This beak may be covered with a metal flap to keep the coffee warmer, but traditionally it is open to view the coffee as it is poured out.

A dallah can be made of brass, steel, silver and even 24K gold for special occasions or use by royalty.

The origins of the dallah are unclear. Among the earliest references to a dallah as a coffee boiler in the modern shape date to the mid-17th century.

The dallah plays such an important role in the identity of Persian Gulf countries that it is featured in public artworks and on monetary coins.

Dallah are typically richly ornamented, usually engraved with geometric patterns, stylized plants and flowers, love scenes from Arabic poetry or other decorations, including semi-precious gemstones and ivory. Modern dallah are more typically practical vessels, and even automatic dallah and thermos dallah are available to the modern coffee drinker.

In its most basic form, Gulf or Arabic coffee has simple ingredients and preparation: water, lightly roasted coffee, and ground cardamom are boiled in a dallah for 10 to 20 minutes and served unfiltered in demitasse cups. Other traditional and regional recipes include saffron or other spices.

It is also called a "Baghdad boiler" or "Gulf pot."


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5 Dirham 2007On right side is Central Market (Blue Souk).

Located close to Khaled Lagoon, the Central Market (Blue Souk) is a main shopping hub of Sharjah, UAE. The Central Market is the largest market area in Sharjah offering a unique shopping experience. Popularly known as the Blue Souk, the Central Market Sharjah is a perfect example of Islamic design.

Sharjah (الشارقة‎‎ aš-Šāriqah) is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area. It is located along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf on the Arabian Peninsula.

Sharjah is the capital of the emirate of Sharjah.


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 dhow 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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5 Dirham 2007On banknote is the view at the beach of Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan (or Khawr Fakkan) (Arabic: خورفكان‎) is a town, located along the Gulf of Oman on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The town, the second largest on the east coast after Fujairah, is set on the picturesque bay of Khor Fakkan, which means "Creek of Two Jaws". Khor Fakkan belongs to the emirate of Sharjah, but is geographically surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. It is the site of Khor Fakkan Container Terminal, the only natural deep-sea port in the region and one of the major container ports in the Emirates.

5 Dirham 2007 5 Dirham 2007On right side is the mosque Salem Al Mutawa, near city of Khor Fakkan.

it is one of the two oldest mosques in the UAE (200 years old) and lies west to the city of Khor Fakkan. Located across from the Khor Fakkan corniche and overseeing the mountains, the small white building of stone, palm fronds and trunks was formerly known as Al Gharb (West) Mosque.

It was renamed the Imam Salem Al Mutawa Mosque in March 2011 after Sharjah’s Department of Culture and Information’s heritage and culture office renovated and reopened it. It is now named after the last imam who presided there.

Much to the happiness and pride of the people of Khor Fakkan, it was chosen by the UAE Government as a design for the Dh5 note and the move prompted the natives in the locality to renovate the mosque.

Located just 20 meters from the sea, Salem Al Mutawa Mosque was originally built from old stones and trunks of palm trees, and everything in it is characterized by the nature of Arab origin. The water well dug then is still functional despite the rise in salinity levels in ground water. (

5 Dirham 2007On 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. Lower in words.


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