B234 (P46): 20 rials (US$52) Blue, olive green, and purple. Front: Arabic text; green SPARK feature; crown as registration device; Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Bausher; coat of arms with crossed swords and khanjar (dagger); Sultan Qaboos bin Said; main entrance of the CBO headquarters. Back: English text; coat of
According to a Gulf News article dated 16 December 2009, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders concluded their annual two-day summit with an agreement to form a monetary union, paving the way for a single currency for Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia; Oman and the United Arab Emirates opted out.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), consisting of six Arab states — Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates — plans to issue a unified currency in 2010.