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.


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


Depicts the logo of the institute, dates of establishment, and year of issue enclosed by inscriptions of the event in Arabic and English.

The logo of the institute features a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish) grasping a parchment with the institute's name in Kufic script and a triangle on its chest. The falcon's seven tail feathers symbolize the federation's seven emirates.

الذكرى العشرون على إنشاء معهد التنمية الإدارية
معهد التنمية الإدارية
1981 - 2001
The 20th Anniversary of the Est. of the I.A.D.


50 Dirhams

Education in the UAE
20th Anniversary of the Institute of Administrative Development

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KM# 67
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.925
Weight 40 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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