Central Banking

UAE central bank to put Braille on banknotes

A 50 dirham note

The Central Bank of the UAE has decided to proceed with printing Braille characters on its banknotes, joining the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) as one of a select few central banks that use the feature to help blind and partially sighted people distinguish between banknotes.

The central bank's board of directors met on July 9 and, among other decisions, reviewed a memorandum "regarding re-printing of quantities of currency notes of denominations AED1,000, AED500, AED200, AED20, AED10 and A

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