Khaliji: Common Gulf Currency to be launched in 2010.
The Gulf common currency is just 12 months away. Economists at the Dubai International Financial Centre have tentatively named the new common currency the “Khaliji”. Although the baptism is not yet officially approved, DIFC economists are hopeful that the proposed name will find favour with the decision makers.
“While the name does not associate or sound like any of the existing currencies of the Gulf States, it does reflect the attribute of the region to which all the states belong,” said Dr Nasser Al Saidi, chief economist of the Dubai International Financial Centre.