Sitting on an island in the Persian Gulf, is the imposing capital of the United Arab Emirates,Abu Dhabi. Resorts, in this affluent part of the world, offer lavish comforts, splendid views and exciting getaways. Sir Bani Yas Island is an oasis away from busy city life that boasts a nature reserve, the renowned Arabian Wildlife Park, off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Sitting on the island’s pristine beach, with inviting waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling, is Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts.
Today, Abu Dhabi is very much the cosmopolitan city with many cultural, leisure and historic attractions to surprise and delight visitors. The UAE Currency Museum was opened in 2013 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the UAE Central Bank. It is located on the ground floor of the Central Bank’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The museum is open from 9am to 3pm and entrance is free.
The attraction features displays of currency notes, gold coins and silver coins dating back to a time before the union was formed. The exhibits range from Islamic coins to Indian rupees that carry the stamp of the Reserve Bank of India, the crest of three Ashokan lions. The rupees were commonly used until the 1960s. It tells a story of trade and trade relations between the Middle East and other countries. The Indian rupees show local traders visited India. Displays indicate the currency used in Abu Dhabi sixty years ago was a different currency from that used in Dubai and the northern emirates. Brown notes representing dhows in the Bahraini dinar were traded in the capital city until 1966, while Saudi and Qatari riyal were used in Dubai and the other emirates. The Currency Board was established in 1973 to establish a common currency. The dirham became the official currency on the 19th of May 1973.
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