Obverse. Photo © Jerome Collection
  • 1 Dirham 2017, KM# 117, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, Program for Excellence and Social Creativity
  • 1 Dirham 2017, KM# 117, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, Program for Excellence and Social Creativity
Description

The H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Excellence and Community Intelligence Program includes annual awards for families and individuals across all community categories and age groups, including children, youth, families, husbands, wives, grandparents, and the elderly. It also recognizes institutions and organizations that offer or support family and community projects. This program stands out for its emphasis on community intelligence, which is defined as the ability to address community issues and challenges, transforming them into opportunities for development and positive change. It aims to respond to all factors affecting the community environment by creatively leveraging all available resources to devise effective solutions that enhance the quality of life and well-being of communities.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the second president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi from November 2004 until his death in May 2022, was the eldest son of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the UAE's first president. He played a key role as crown prince in the late 1990s due to his father's health issues, and officially assumed leadership in Abu Dhabi in 2004. During his tenure, he oversaw Abu Dhabi's cultural and academic expansion, including the establishment of institutions like the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways. Under his presidency, the UAE became a significant economic force, and Khalifa was known for his pro-Western stance, deftly navigating regional politics and strengthening ties with the United States and Israel. Despite a stroke in 2014, he remained involved in ceremonial duties, with his half-brother, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, handling day-to-day affairs. Khalifa's death in 2022 marked the succession of his brother, Mohamed.

Obverse

Depicts the logo of "Mother of Nation" (an inscription as a big rose with more petals) within a circle in the center and the year of issue below the rose enclosed by inscriptions of the event in Arabic and English.

برنامج سمو الشيخة فاطمة بنت مبارك للتميز والإبداع المجتمعي
أم
الإمارات
2017
H.H Sheikha Fatima Program for Excellence and Social Creativity

Reverse

Depicts the denomination in Arabic characters surrounded by the name of the country.

الامارات العربية المتحدة
١
درهمـ
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Edge

1 Dirham

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi
Program for Excellence and Social Creativity

Subscribe series
KM# 117
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Nickel Plated Steel
Weight 6.1 g
Diameter 24 mm
Thickness 1.9 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Canadian Mint (WP)

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