The new banknote will be available in Central Bank branches and ATM’s in 2023
The UAE Central Bank unveiled a new AED 1000 bank note for the 51st UAE National Day. The new bank note depicts some of the biggest moments in the country’s recent history. Space exploration and clean energy.
The new AED 1000 banknote depicts images of Sheikh Zayed, the Hope Probe and the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. It not only celebrates UAE’s key milestones but also the grand vision that made it happen.
The new banknote will be available in Central Bank branches and ATMs in the first half of 2023. The current AED 1000 banknote will be in circulation.
The front features an image of the UAE’s Founding Father placed in the middle of a space themed layout. Next to his image is that of a space shuttle and the Hope Probe is just above it.
The design according to CBUAE was inspired by a meeting between Sheikh Zayed and the pioneers of Nasa back in 1976.
To the left of his image are the words ‘Emirates Mission to Explore Mars – The Hope Probe’ referring to the historic journey made in 2021.
An image of an astronaut acts as a security mark and appears on both sides of the banknote, representing the first Emirati astronaut to reach space.
The back of the note depicts another global achievement for the UAE — the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi.
An image of the plant adorns the back side, celebrating the UAE’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions and diversifying energy sources.