According to an article on Haaretz.com, over the next two years the Bank of Israel will issue new banknotes featuring portraits of Zionist visionary Theodor Herzl and three former prime ministers: David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. The bank has decided against issuing a proposed NIS 500 (US$132) denomination.
According to a GulfNew.com article dated 13.12.2009, the Central Bank of the UAE has announced it has begun building a security press to print banknotes. The plant is being built on a plot of land near the Central Bank building complex in Abu Dhabi. The plant will print all denominations
, B231 (P33): 1,000 dirhams (US$272)Brown. Front: Arabic text; Saker falcon head as registration device; coat of arms; Al Hosn Palace (White Fort) in Abu Dhabi. Back: English text; Saker falcon; Abu Dhabi skyline with Corniche; Saker falcon head. Holographic stripe with denomination. Windowed security thread with demetalized UAE 1000.
B286 (PNL): 20,000 rials (US$0.75) Blue and green. Front: Farsi text; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Back: English and Farsi text; Al-Aqsa Mosque building in Jerusalem. Windowed security thread with demetalized stylized sun. Watermark: Ruhollah Khomeini. Printer: (TAKAB). 163 x 78 mm. Paper. a. No date. Sig. 29: Bahmani/Hosseini. Crescent on dome