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  • 50 Dirhams 2000, KM# 48, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Sheikh Rashid's Terminal at Dubai International Airport
  • 50 Dirhams 2000, KM# 48, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Sheikh Rashid's Terminal at Dubai International Airport
Description

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is the main international airport serving Dubai, UAE, and holds multiple world records for its passenger and cargo traffic. It ranks as the busiest airport globally for international passenger traffic and is the Middle East's busiest hub. DXB also tops the list for Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 movements, as well as the highest average number of passengers per flight. In 2023 alone, the airport handled 87 million passengers, 1.81 million tonnes of cargo, and accommodated 416,405 aircraft movements. The airport's expansion began with the opening of Terminal 2 in 1998, followed by Concourse 1 (Sheikh Rashid Terminal) in April 2000, featuring extensive amenities like hotels, business centers, dining options, and health facilities.

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 Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum facing, wearing a traditional cloak and headpiece, the denomination in Arabic below the picture surrounded by inscriptions of his name in Arabic and English.

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum (1912–1990) was an Emirati royal and politician, instrumental in founding the United Arab Emirates. He served as the first vice president and the second prime minister of the UAE, and was the ruler of Dubai for 32 years, from 1958 until his death in 1990. As vice president from the UAE's founding until his death, Al Maktoum was the first to concurrently serve as prime minister, beginning on 30 April 1979. Since his tenure, every prime minister has also been de facto vice president.

تخليداً لذكرى سمو الشيخ راشد آل مكتوم
٥٠ درهماً
In the Eternal Memory of H . H .Sheikh Rashid Al-Maktoum

Reverse

Depicts the event's logo (an airport scene featuring a runway, control tower, four planes on the ground, clouds, and one plane flying in the sky), and inscriptions in Arabic and English.

مبنى سمو الشيخ راشد - مطار دبي الدولي ٢٠٠٠
Sheikh Rashid Terminal - Dubai International Airport 2000

Edge

50 Dirhams

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum
Sheikh Rashid's Terminal at Dubai International Airport

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KM# 48
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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