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  • 50 Dirhams 1999, KM# 89, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 30th Anniversary of the Dubai Chamber
  • 50 Dirhams 1999, KM# 89, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 30th Anniversary of the Dubai Chamber
Description

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, commonly known as the Dubai Chamber, is a public non-profit organization. Its mission is to support Dubai's business community and promote the city as an international business hub. It was established by a decree from the late Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, in 1965. The Dubai Chamber began with 450 members and a 12-member board of directors.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (1948–2022), the UAE's second president and ruler of Abu Dhabi from November 2004 to May 2022, was the eldest son of the UAE's first president, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He took on a significant role in the late 1990s due to his father's health issues and officially became Abu Dhabi's leader in 2004. His tenure saw cultural and academic growth, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Etihad Airways. Under his leadership, the UAE became a major economic power. Known for his pro-Western stance, he strengthened ties with the US and Israel.

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 العربية المتحدة

Reverse

Depicts the logo of the event (a cogwheel with a wheat ear over the digit 3 within a circle enclosed by the inscriptions and dates in Arabic and English).

غرفَة تجارَة وصناعة أبوظبي
٣٠عاماً
١٩٦٦
١٩٩٩
30th
1969-1999
Anniversary
Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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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