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Thursday, August 27, 2009

UAE Dirham

25 Fils: 2005uae 25 filsWeight: 3.5gm
Metal: copper-nickel
Diameter: 20mm
Reverse: gazelle
Date: 2005(AD)-1425(AH)

50 Fils: 1995
Date: 1995(AD)-1415(AH)
Metal: copper-nickel
Diameter: 21mm
Reverse: oil derricks above date

1 Dirham: 2007uae 1 dirham
Metal: copper-nickel
Reverse: jug above date
1428 is in Muslim date(AH) and it converts to 2007 AD

Countries in the Arabic peninsula generally use Muslim era(AH) for their dating, which commenced on 622 AD when the prophet Mohammed fled from Mecca to Medina. To convert the AH to AD, we subtract 3% of the AH date and then add 622. The muslim calendar has 354 days as it is a lunar calendar and thus it is 2.98% shorter than our year.


  1. The date in the last coin is wrong. 2007 AD it converts to 1428. That's what it's written on the coin.