Description

Established on August 27, 1975, under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the General Women's Union serves as the national organization dedicated to empowering and leading women in the United Arab Emirates. It acts as a pivotal support structure for women's movements, guiding their efforts to address women's issues and concerns across local, regional, and international platforms.

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (1918–2004) was an Emirati leader, credited with founding the United Arab Emirates. He governed the Eastern Region before becoming Abu Dhabi's ruler in 1966 and later the UAE's first president until his passing in 2004. Revered as the "Father of the Nation," he played a pivotal role in uniting the seven emirates. Zayed succeeded his brother as Abu Dhabi's ruler after a peaceful coup in 1966.

Obverse

Depicts a portrait of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan facing right, wearing a traditional cloak and headpiece, denomination below portrait enclosed by inscriptions in Arabic "His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan" above and "President of the United Arab Emirates" below.

The traditional men's headwear in some Middle Eastern areas consists of three components: a knitted skull-cap known as the "keffiyeh," (also referred to as a ghutrah, shemagh, or ḥaṭṭah) a large cotton headscarf, typically plain white or with a red-and-white checkered pattern, called the "ghutra," and a black cord named the "agal," which secures the ghutra in place.

صاحب السمو الشيخ زايد بن سلطان آل نهيان
٥٠ درهماً
رئيس دولة الامارات العربيّة المتحدة

Reverse

Depicts the logo of the union (a head of the Arabian oryx right conjugated with a veiled woman left below the oryx surrounded by the flag of UAE) surrounded by Arabic and English inscriptions of the union name above, dates of establishment and issue below.

Oryx is a genus comprising four large antelope species known for their pale pelage with dark markings on the face and legs, and nearly straight long horns. The scimitar oryx, unique among them, lacks leg markings, has faint head markings, a ochre neck, and distinctly curved horns. The Arabian oryx was rescued from extinction through captive breeding and reintroduction efforts. Similarly, the scimitar oryx, declared extinct in the wild, also depended on captive breeding for its survival.

اليوبيل الفضي
GENERAL WOMEN'S UNION
الإتحاد النسائي العام
1975-2000

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 40 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Austrian Mint

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