UAE

Coins & Currency
Kate S. Qazi

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Coins in the UAE are called fils. The first coin we’re going to look at is 5 fils. It has a picture of a fish on one side, and the opposite side of the coin has the Arabic numeral 5. Can you cross out all the 5 fils coins below?

On the side with the fish, it says in Arabic, "Clean seas mean extra nutrition for mankind." So by working to keep the water clean and free from garbage, we increase the amount of fish and other sea life that people eat.

The great thing about this coin is that you can practice skip-counting by fives. Write the amount of fils next to each coin or group of coins:

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Match the number on each fish with the correct amount in coins in the gargoor.

25 fils

15 fils

35 fils

5 fils

A gargoor is a kind of fish trap. It has a small hole in a cone for the fish to swim in, but they are caught and can’t find the way back out!

10 fils

40 fils

20 fils

30 fils

Match the coins with the corresponding amount.

5 fils 10 fils 30 fils 20 fils

15 fils 35 fils 20 fils 25 fils

Match the coins with the corresponding amount. 20

5

10

15

30

35

10

20

30

40

25

5

Count the coins and draw a line to the corresponding amount.

5

25

10

20

15

30

45

35

75

20

1. Khalil has seven 5-fil coins. He wants to buy a toy car that costs 30 fils. Does he have enough money? If yes, how much extra does he have? If no, how much more does he need?

2. Sarah has three 5-fil coins. Jamilah has six 5-fil coins. How much money do they have altogether?

3. Ilyas wants to buy a new pencil and some paper clips. How much money does he need? How many 5-fil coins will he need? 15 fils

40 fils

The next coin is 10 fils. It has a picture of a dhow on one side, and the opposite side of the coin has the Arabic numeral 10. It’s the same color as the 5 fils coin, but a little bigger. Can you circle all the 10 fils coins below?

A dhow is a type of boat. Actually, there are several different kinds of dhows, depending on what they are used for. Since the UAE sits on the coast of a peninsula, the sea has always been used as a source for food and a “road” to travel to other countries.

This coin is even easier to count than the first! Skip count by tens. Write the amount of fils next to each coin or group of coins:

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Match the number on each boat with the correct amount in coins.

40 fils

60 fils

10 fils

30 fils

50 fils

70 fils

50 fils

80 fils

90 fils

Count the 5 and 10 fils coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals..

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1. Ali has 15 10-fil coins. He wants to exchange his 10-fil coins for 5-fil coins. How many 5-fil coins will he get in exchange?

2. Saima bought a notebook. She gave the cashier 3 10-fil coins, and was given one 5-fil coin in change. How much did the notebook cost?

3. Hassan and Kamran want to combine their money and buy a small dart game to share. Hassan has 3 10-fil coins. How much money will Kamran need to give to buy the marbles? How many coins (5fil or 10-fil)?

55 fils

The next coin is 25 fils. Four 25-fils coins equal 1 dirham It has a picture of a gazelle on one side, and the opposite side of the coin has the Arabic numeral 25. It’s a silver color. Can you cross out all the 25 fils coins below?

There are both sand gazelles and mountain gazelles in the UAE. The local species of Oryx became extinct as a wild species in the early 1960s; but since then onyxes that had been kept by Sh. Zayed were bred and now there are some small herds in the Abu Dhabi emirate.

Write the amount of fils next to each coin or group of coins:

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dirhams

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Match the number with each mountain goat with the correct amount in coins.
0 dirhams 75 fils

0 dirhams 50 fils

1 dirham 0 fils

1 dirhams 25 fils

0 dirhams 25 fils

2 dirhams 0 fils

1 dirhams 75 fils

1 dirhams 50 fils

2 dirhams 25 fils

0 dirhams 75 fils

Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals..

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1. Hamza is at the fair. He wants to buy as many balloons as possible. If he has eight 25-fil coins, how many balloons can he buy?
BALLOONS

50 fils each

2. Malik has three 25–fil coins, two 10-fil coins and five 5-fil coins. Hafsa has two 25-fil coins, six 10-fil coins and three 5-fil coins. Who has more money? How much more? How much money do they have altogether?

3. Zubayr has fifty 5-fil coins. He wants to exchange them for 25fil coins. How many 25-fil coins will he get in exchange?

The next coin is 50 fils. Two 50-fils coins equal one dirham It has a picture of oil wells on one side, and the opposite side of the coin has the Arabic numeral 50. It’s a silver color. All other UAE coins are round, but this one is a heptagon (a shape with seven sides). Can you cross out all the 50 fils coins below?

Oil and gas are very important to the UAE economy; a third of all the money made in the UAE is from the refining and selling of oil and gas. The UAE has the sixth largest oil reserves in the world. Oil is not a renewable resource, it is estimated that the UAE will run out of oil in about 90 years.

Write the amount of fils next to each coin or group of coins:

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dirhams

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Match the number with each tanker with the correct amount in coins.
1 dirham 0 fils

2 dirhams 50 fils

0 dirhams 50 fils

3 dirhams 0 fils

1 dirhams 50 fils

2 dirhams 0 fils

3 dirhams 50 fils

1 dirham 50 fils

0 dirhams 50 fils

3 dirhams 0 fils

Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals..

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1. Layla wants to buy some candy for her friends. If she has four 50-fil coins, how many more coins does she need to buy the bag?
DY CAN five Only r s fo irham e d ol a wh bag!!

2. Jawad has one 50-fil coin, three 25-fil coins and seven 10-fil coins. Faisal has four 25-fil coins, five 10-fil coins and eight 5-fil coins. Who has more money? How much more? How much money do they have altogether?

3. Aminah wants to exchange her collection of coins for 50-fil coins. She has four 25-fil coins, ten 10-fil coins and seventeen 5-fil coins. How many 50-fil coins will she receive in exchange?

The last coin is 1 dirham. It has a picture of a dalla, the distinctive Arab coffee pot, and the opposite side of the coin has the Arabic numeral 1. It’s a silver color, and is the largest UAE coin. Can you cross out all the 1 dirham coins below?

Coffee originally came from Ethiopia. It spread from there to Yemen, then the rest of the Middle East, and gradually to Europe and the Americas. Now countries in South America are the main producers of coffee beans; but the main type of coffee bean is called Arabica, showing the heritage of this crop.

Write the amount next to each coin or group of coins:

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Cross out the number of each type of coin needed to make one dirham, then write the number in the box.

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Match the number with each teapot with the correct amount in coins.
4 dirhams 0 fils

2 dirhams 0 fils

1 dirham 0 fils

3 dirhams 0 fils

5 dirhams 0 fils

2 dirhams 0 fils

3 dirhams 0 fils

1 dirham 0 fils

5 dirhams 0 fils

6 dirhams 0 fils

Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals.

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Count the coins and write the totals..

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1. Ahmed took his sister to the market to buy her an ice cream cone. He had five 1-dirham coins. How much will he have left once he buys her ice cream? Would he have enough to buy an ice cream cone for himself? M
ICE CREA CONE

3 dirhams and 50 fils

2. Marwan and Nu’man are saving money to buy a train set together. The train set costs fifty dirhams. If Marwan has ten 1-dirham coins, seven 50-fil coins and ten 10-fil coins, and Nu’man has five 1-dirham coins, twelve 50-fil coins, twenty-five 10-fil coins, and ten 5-fil coins, do they have enough money to buy the train? If not, how much more do they need? If so, will they have any left over and how much?

Count each type of coin and fill in the blanks below:

There are ________ 5-fil coins. There are ________ 10-fil coins. There are ________ 25-fil coins.

The UAE became an independent country in 1971; it began issuing its own coins in 1973. Before then it used Qatari coins and coins minted in Dubai.

There are ________ 50-fil coins. There are ________ 1-dirham coins.

Malik and Umar go to the pharmacy. Cross out which coins they will need to use to buy each item.

4.55 1.50 4.35 1.05

3.45 2.20 0.65 2.75

A group of girls go to a candy shop. Cross out which coins each girl will need to buy the candy they want. Aminah

Hanaan

Su’ad

Kawthar

0.55

0.95

0.60

0.40

Leena

Aishah

Fariha

Salma

2.45

1.15

0.25

3.75

Who has more money?

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OR

A group of boys went to a bakery. Mark off the coins each boy used for his purchases, then answer the questions on the following page.
Hamza

Rashid

Jamil

Haroun

1.00

1.25

2.45

1.40

3.50

0.75

3.15

How much did each boy spend? Hamza ______________ Jamil ______________ Rashid ______________ Haroun ______________

Fill in the bar graph below showing how much each boy spent: 5.50 5.25 5.00 4.75 4.50 4.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.25 2.00 1.75 1.50 1.25 1.00 0.75 0.50 0.25 0.00

Amount Spent

Hamza

Rashid

Jamil

Haroun

Who spent the most money? __________________ Who spent the least money? __________________

A group of boys went to a toy shop. They paid in 1-dirham coins. Write how much change they received. Then use this information to answer the questions on the next pages. Jamal Amount Paid Change

Abu Bakr

Amount Paid

Change

Ridwan

Amount Paid

Change

Adnan

Amount Paid

Change

Imran

Amount Paid

Change

1.15

1.50

2.20

3.05

2.65

Cross out the coins each boy would get in change. Hamza

Abu Bakr

Ridwan

Adnan

Imran

Who spent the most money?

Who spent the least money?

If someone wanted to buy all of the toys, how much money would he need?

If all the boys collected their change together, which additional toys would they be able to buy?

Bills in the UAE are dirhams. The smallest bill is worth 5 dirhams. The Arabic side shows the Central Souq in Sharjah. The English side shows a view of the coastline in the Northern Emirates. Can you find the two 5-dirham notes below?

The Sharjah Central Souq is also called the Blue Souq, because of the blue tiles used to decorate the outside of the building. It was built in 1979 and has become a landmark in Sharjah, both because of its design and the range of things you can haggle over and buy there.

Write the amount of dirhams next to each bill or group of bills:

dirhams

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dirhams

dirhams

dirhams

dirhams

Cross out the number of each type of coin needed to make five dirhams, then write the number in the box.

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Match the number on each tent with the correct amount of dirhams in bills.

15

5

25

10

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30

20

15

25

10

Count and write the totals.

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Count and write the totals.

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Four sisters go to the souq. They each have the following money:
Ruqayya

Layla

Maha

Hawa

After haggling with the shopkeeper, they settled on the prices for the shoes they wanted: 38 24 42 35

Write how much money each sister will have left after buying her shoes.
Ruqayya Change

Layla

Change

Maha

Change

Hawa

Change

One sister doesn’t have enough money. Which one is it? If all the sisters give her their change, will she have enough money then?

1. Bilqis needs to buy some notebooks for school. Her mother gave her four 5-dirham notes. How many notebooks will she be able to buy? Will she have change? If so, how much? NOTEBOOKS 3 dirhams each

2. Hamdan has been saving coins for six months. After emptying his jar he counts his coins and comes up with the following:

36

25

44 58 20
If Hamdan goes to the bank and exchanges his coins for 5dirham bills, how many will he get? How much in coins will be left over?

The UAE is the only country in the Arabian Peninsula that uses dirhams. Most of the countries use riyals, with two using dinars. Riyals Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Qatar Dinars Bahrain, Kuwait Dirhams United Arab Emirates

The term ‘dirham’ is derived from the Greek currency, ‘drachma’. Ancient Greek empires expanded over much of the Middle East, and travel and trade brought Greek influences into the region.

Using the key below, color in this map of the Arabian peninsula to indicate country currencies.
Kuwait Bahrain Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Persian Gulf

UAE Oman

Red Sea

Yemen
Gulf of Aden

Arabian Sea

bodies of water countries that use riyals

countries that use dinars countries that use dirhams

There are seven bills in the UAE in addition to the 5-dirham note. Match the bills below with the correct amount.

5 dirhams

10 dirhams

20 dirhams

50 dirhams

100 dirhams

200 dirhams

500 dirhams

1000 dirhams

5 dirhams

10 dirhams

20 dirhams

50 dirhams

100 dirhams

200 dirhams

500 dirhams

1000 dirhams

Rashid is having a used-book sale, but he keeps running out of change for his customers. He sends his sister Fatimah to the bank five times to get change. How many bills will she get in each trip? Bill to exchange: How many 10-dirham notes will she get?

Bill to exchange: How many 5-dirham notes will she get?

Bill to exchange: How many 20-dirham notes will she get?

Bill to exchange: How many 50-dirham notes will she get?

Bill to exchange: How many 100-dirham notes will she get?

Rashid did very well with the sale. Help him count his money by filling in the table below; then calculate

5-dirham

10-dirham

20-dirham

50-dirham

100-dirham

Number of bills: Value in dirhams:

TOTAL EARNED:

Who has more money?

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OR

OR

Who has more money?

OR

OR

OR

Hafsah is working to earn money to buy a computer. How much has she earned so far? Bought groceries for elderly neighbor.

Babysat for neighbor.

Made cupcakes and sold at community fair.

Took neighbor kids to skating rink

Tutored neighbor’s daughter in math.

Cooked lunch for ladies’ book club meeting.

Total earned so far: The computer Hafsah wants costs 4000 dirhams. Does she have enough money yet? If not, how much more does she need?

Ibrahim works as a waiter and earns a different amount each night in tips. How much money did he make in tips this week? Sunday Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Total earned:

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