I love how colorful the UAE dirham are!
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I love how colorful the UAE dirham are!

The UAE dirham is now one of my favorite currencies-- it's so pretty!

I've been enjoying learning about different currencies from my friends who travel overseas. A friend recently went to the Middle East and brought back some UAE dirham or United Arab Emirates dirham.
"Dirham" stems from the Greek work "Drachmae" which means "handful". So, it's a handful of Arab currency. Pretty cool! The official abbreviation is AED but I'm not entirely sure why. The AED was introduced in the 1970's as a replacement currency and it's stuck since then. It's really beautiful currency. I wish our money was so pretty!
A dirham bill.
A dirham bill.
A series of AED dirhams.
A series of AED dirhams.
“'Dirham' stems from the Greek word 'Drachmae'...”
Such colorful currency!
Such colorful currency!
Dirham currency
Dirham currency
AED dirham coins.
AED dirham coins.
More AED dirham coins.
More AED dirham coins.