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  • 50 Dirhams 2003, KM# 69, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, 58th Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
  • 50 Dirhams 2003, KM# 69, United Arab Emirates, Zayed, 58th Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund
Description

The Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors of the World Bank Group and the IMF took place from 19-24 September 2003 in Dubai, UAE. Delegates from 184 countries attended. The meetings, held on 23-24 September, were preceded by the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Development Committee, which issued communiqués. The Development Committee discussed aid financing, global monitoring of the MDGs, the Bank’s infrastructure action plan, and debt relief. The Programme of Seminars from 20-22 September included discussions, seminars, and briefings on prosperity challenges and opportunities, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

الإمارات العربية المتحدة
دبي ٢٠٠٣
DUBAI 2003
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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

Reverse

Depicts the committee logo (three colored dotted arches as a flag of the United Arab Emirates) with the hosting city, date, and country name in Arabic and English.

الإمارات العربية المتحدة
دبي ٢٠٠٣
DUBAI 2003
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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

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