Emblem of the United Arab Emirates

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The emblem of the United Arab Emirates (Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة) was officially adopted in 1973 and later modified in 2008. It is similar to the coats of arms and emblems of other Arab states.

It consists of a golden falcon, unlike other Arab countries which use the hawk emblem of the Quraysh branch to which Muhammad belonged. The falcon has a red disk which shows an Arab sailboat in its interior. The disk is surrounded by a chain. The hawk holds with its claws a red parchment bearing the inscription of the name of the federation.