Money in all its forms is just beautiful. From using it to buy almost everything to traveling the world and exploring its different forms, it really is something that makes the world go around. Although, in this day and age, that's quite debatable with cashless payments taking over everything. But, have you ever stopped and just looked at the banknotes?
We have some of the most beautiful imagery in a bunch of Middle Eastern banknotes and these 11 are some of the prettiest:
1. Saudi riyal (2009)
Featuring an overview look at Mecca, the holy city of Islam. All banknotes are issued by Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency as of 1953.
2. Lebanese pound (1993)
Featuring the Fortress of Byblos and Phoenician statues to the left. All banknotes are issued by Banque Du Liban, which was given sole right to issue notes in 1963.
3. Qatari riyal (2003)
Featuring native birds, this banknote was first issued in 2003, but was later revised in 2008. All banknotes are issued by Qatar Central Bank, which was established in 1973.
4. United Arab Emirates dirham (1993)
Featuring the Central Souk in Sharjah, from the 1989-1996 series. All banknotes are issued by the UAE Central Bank .
5. Syrian pound (2010)
The 2010 series of Syrian banknotes features the Roman theater at Bosra. All banknotes are issued by the Central Bank of Syria as of 1957.
6. Egyptian pound
Featuring the Mosque of Qanybay El-Rammah. All banknotes are issued by the Central Bank of Egypt as of 1961.
7. Qatari riyal
Featuring the Old Mosque and Al-Shaqab Institute.
8. Saudi riyal (2012)
Featuring Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock
9. Syrian pound (1998)
Featuring the Hejaz Train Station of Damascus.
10. United Arab Emirates dirham (1996)
Featuring the Jumeirah Mosque.
11. Lebanese pound (1964)
Featuring the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbak.
The first E£1 banknote issued in 1899 by the National Bank of Egypt.