United Arab Emirates: No.1 One dirham
First issued — 20 May 1973.
Size — 140 mm x 60 mm.
Signature — Sheikh Hamad bin Rashid al Maktoum (Chairman of the Currency Board).
Watermark — The head of a horse.
Security thread — Solid.
Printer — Thomas de la Rue & Co.
Illustration — Geometric patterns dominate the note. A vignette contains an outline of the coast of the United Arab Emirates, over which is written in Arabic ‘United Arab Emirates’. Above the outline of the coast is a dhow and below are four camels and a camel driver. To the left of the vignette is a palm tree, to the right is an oil rig and below is a string of pearls.
Illustration — The Fort in Sharjah (which was the headquarters of the Police in Sharjah at the time the bank note was issued) and a clock tower that is located in Sharjah.