13 September 2015

UAE Central Bank adds raised marks on selected currency notes for sight-impaired

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has begun circulating AED1,000, AED20 and AED10 currency notes that have been printed with raised marks for the sight-impaired, reports WAM, the Emirates News Agency.

The new banknotes have new tactile features achieved through the intaglio printing process on the breadths. The AED1,000 note has a pair of four horizontal lines, separated by a fixed distance, on the right and left sides of the note.

The AED20 denomination has three separate horizontal lines in the same part of the note, while the AED10 denomination has two separate horizontal lines. The design and other specifications of the currency notes will remain the same as for currency notes currently in circulation.


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