Flag of the United Arab Emirates

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This is the flag of the United Arab Emirates.
This is the merchant's civil ensign.

The flag of the United Arab Emirates (Arabic: علم الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎) is used to represent, or show, the United Arab Emirates. It contains the Pan-Arab colors, which are red, green, white, and black, to show Arab unity. Red

Red represents hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band can also be interpreted as binding all the other meanings together in unity.

Green

Green represents hope, joy, optimism and love. It can also symbolise the country’s prosperity.

White

White represents peace and honesty. White is the purest colour, and is interpreted by some to symbolise cleanliness.

Black

Contrary to popular belief, the black band does not represent oil. It stands for the defeat of enemies, and also strength of mind.

On this day, Emiratis across the UAE will sing the country’s national anthem. The lyrics of which are these: