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- n. See Table at currency.
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- n. A unit of currency used with varying value in many Arabic countries, including Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Qatar.
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- n. worth one tenth of a Kuwaiti dinar; equal 100 fils
- n. the basic unit of money in the United Arab Emirates; equal to 1,000 fils
- n. 100 dirhams equal 1 dinar in Tunisia
- n. the basic unit of money in Morocco; equal to 100 centimes
- n. 100 dirhams equal 1 riyal in Qatar
- n. 100 dirhams equal 1 dinar in Libya
A dirham is a coin nearly equal in value to sixpence of our money.
The local currency is the dirham, which is pegged at AED 3.67 to 1 US dollar.
"They are very sensitive to their currency and they think that the dirham is a national currency and they are not ready either to give it away or let it be used by other countries."
We were told that half a dirham was the usual tip for this job and were directed to another fellow who would help us.
The developer of man-made island communities The Palm and The World issued the first 3.8 billion dirham portion of the bond to creditors at a 10% coupon in August 2011.
Nakheel's 4.8 billion dirham sukuk, or Islamic bond, is another example.
An example of the new stringent terms is Emaar Properties' 3.6 billion U.A.E. dirham $980 million financing facility arranged in December with a number of banks.
Dar Azawad hotel also offers luxury camping in the Chigaga dunes from 550 to 3,500 dirham, or about $64 to $400, per night, camel transfer not included, darazawad.com .
In terms of stocks, Dubai bellwether Emaar Properties fell 4.7% to 3.02 United Arab Emirates dirham Sunday; Abu Dhabi-based Aldar retreated 2.9% to 1.67 dirham ; Kuwaiti heavyweight Zain plunged 7.3% to 1.28 Kuwaiti dinar; and Industries Qatar dropped 2.3% to 139.70 Qatari riyal.
A rare silver Umayyad dirham from 87h (705 A.D.) is estimated at £20,000-£25,000, and an Ottoman gold coin from 935h (1528 A.D.), minted during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent, at £7,000-£8,000.