I ask Mohammad Al Mandi, "What will Emirati money look like in say 20 years, and what would you, if given the power to design it, put on it?"
Al Mandi responds, “The name of the seven founding fathers of the nation will be written down in beautiful calligraphy, overlapping in a circular form, so that no one forgets who founded the UAE and how far we have come thanks to these great men.”
A currency is like a “luha,” a painting, he says. “One that you can’t help but look at and admire and discover something new each time you look.”
UAE could be drawn up like a logo, he says, while names of the founding fathers could appear in a floral like shape.
Al Mandi quickly drew up a portrait of the Late Sheikh Zayed using his name “Zayed” overlapping meticulously.
“I love Sheikh Zayed...”