|Use||National flag and state ensign|
|Adopted||December 2, 1971|
|Design||A horizontal tricolour of green, white and black with a vertical 1⁄4-width red bar at the hoist|
|Designed by||H.E. Abdulla Mohamed Almaainah, current Ambassador of the UAE to the Czech Republic|
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. The Flag was designed by a Young Emirati boy named as Abdullah Mohammed Al Maainah in 1971.
Red[change | change source]
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[change | change source]
Green represents hope, joy, optimism, and love. It can also symbolize the countries prosperity.
White[change | change source]
White represents peace and honesty. White is the purest colour, and is interpreted by some to symbolise cleanliness.
Black[change | change source]
Black is the colour of solidarity and also the colour of mental strength. It signifies the defeat of enemies.
References[change | change source]
- "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | MAPS, TIME, HISTORY, LANGUAGE | UAE". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
- "UAE flag - Colors, Meaning and Symbolism". edarabia.com. Retrieved 2019-01-24.