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(1) An ancient Arabian silver coin equal to 2.97 g of pure silver. Minted from 695 A.D. The dirham was used by the Arabs in their trade with foreign countries, including ancient Rus’ from the ninth to the 13th centuries.

(2) A change coin used in Iraq, equivalent to 50 fils or 1/20 of a dinar.

(3) A monetary unit in Morocco, equivalent to 100 Moroccan francs. According to the rate of exchange of the Gosbank (State Bank) of the USSR as of Jan. 1, 1971, 100 dirhams are equal to 17 rubles, 78 kopecks.

(4) A unit of measurement of precious metals used in Egypt and Sudan, equivalent to 3.12 g.

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The Knowledge Dirham Fee will be levied on all transactions for government services in Dubai including federal government services whose revenues are allocated to the Public Treasury of the Government of Dubai.
5bn dirhams and became the second largest community in the list of expatriate property buyers in Dubai during 2014.
These units and their subsidiaries are expected to achieve sales worth 620 million dirhams this year, up from sales of 400 million dirhams in 2011, Dubai Investments said in a statement.
Emaar Malls, majority-owned by Emaar, last week reported a 22% rise in first-quarter net profit to 529mn dirhams.
When I was younger, I used to love buying frozen lollipops for a dirham, now a bottle of water and a pack of chips would probably be the most common one-dirham items I buy," said Abdul Rahman.
Total assets at the company stood at 10 billion dirhams at the end of last year, a 2 percent fall from the 10.
Revenues rose to 712 million dirhams in the first half of 2012 from 662 million dirhams in the first half of 2012, company financial statements showed.
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11bn dirhams ($574m) in 2014, according to a bourse statement.
Les dernieres statistiques annoncent la diminution de 59% des emissions de la compensation relatives au gaz butane et au sucre qui passent ainsi a 9,654 millions de dirhams au terme des dix premiers mois de 2015, indique le dernier rapport de la caisse de compensation.