Flag of the United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
UseNational flag and state ensign Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Proportion1:2
AdoptedDecember 2, 1971
DesignA horizontal tricolour of green, white and black with a vertical ​14-width red bar at the hoist
Designed byH.E. Abdulla Mohamed Almaainah, current Ambassador of the UAE to the Czech Republic
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. The Flag was designed by a Young Emirati boy named as Abdullah Mohammed Al Maainah in 1971.[1][2]

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]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | MAPS, TIME, HISTORY, LANGUAGE | UAE". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2019-01-24.
  2. "UAE flag - Colors, Meaning and Symbolism". edarabia.com. Retrieved 2019-01-24.