Special silver Dhs50 and Dhs1 coins being issued to celebrate the Asian Cup 2019

UAE Central Bank honouring the football tournament

Special silver Dhs50 and Dhs1 coins being issued to celebrate the Asian Cup 2019

The UAE Central Bank has announced that a special commemorative silver coin and a one dirham coin to celebrate being the host country for the AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Our sister title Arabian Business reports that the coins will be available from today (January 9).

A total of 1,000 silver coins worth Dhs50 have been handed over to the Local Organising Committee of the event and the commemorative one dirham coin will be put in circulation through branches of the Central Bank.

The tournament has 24 team taking part and will run until February 1.

It launched on Saturday, January 5 with a glittering opening ceremony.

Tickets start at just Dhs25 for the group games which are being held at eight stadiums across the country.

If you don’t want to go to the games themselves, you could always rock up at one of the special fan zones and enjoy the matches from there.

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