Flag of UAE : Meaning,Color and History

Flag of UAE : Meaning,Color and History

What does the UAE flag signify?

All over the world, the Flag of UAE is seen as a symbol of nationalism, independence, and sovereignty. It is closely linked to the national anthem, and both command the full respect of all citizens, regardless of social status, education, or financial status.

In all national, religious, official, and public events related to the political, economic, social, and sports fields, the United Arab Emirates flag symbolizes peace, security, and happiness.

The flag of the United Arab Emirates reflects the aspirations and hopes of its citizens and expatriates.

What is the meaning and Color of the UAE  Flag?

Safi-u-ddin Al Hali wrote a poem that described our actions as white, the plains as green, and the battlefield in black and red. The designer was inspired by these verses.


Red represents The color red is said to represent tenacity, toughness, courage, and strength. Alternatively, the vertical red band can be seen as tying together all of the other meanings.

Green represents love, joy, and a positive outlook on life. It can also represent the progress of the country as a whole.

White represents peace and honesty.

Black represents: which Defeat of enemies and strength of mind

Flag of UAE

History of UAE Flag

  • It was flown for the first time on December 2nd, 1971
  • Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the first to raise the flag.
  • In 1971, a young Emirati boy by the name of Abdullah Mohammed Al Ma’enah designed the flag who was 20 at that time.
  • The Shape is rectangular and the length is twice the width of the flag.
  • To create an image that looks like the letter “E,” the colors are laid out in a rectangle. ‘E’ is composed of four colors: red for the top and bottom parts, green for the middle, and white for the bottom.

Flags of each emirate

1. Abu Dhabi: Red is the primary color on the flag of Abu Dhabi, which has a white rectangle in the upper left corner. According to the British General Maritime Treaty of 1820, the Bani Yas would fly a full red flag during wartime (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).

Flag of UAE
Flag of Abu Dhabi

2. Ajman and Dubai: Ajman’s and Dubai’s flags are exactly the same. In both flags, the hoist is plain red with a white bar, which is closest to the flag pole. Dubai and Ajman adopted the White Red Halved flag as an alternative to Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah’s White Pierced Red flag in defiance of the 1820 General Maritime Treaty with the British in order to distinguish their authority from that of the Al Qawasim.

Flag of Ajman and Dubai

3. Fujairah: In the years preceding 1952, Fujairah’s flag was a simple red. Fujairah has continued to fly its red plain flag despite signing the general treaty with the British protectorate in 1820. The flag of the United Arab Emirates was adopted in 1975, replacing the flag of the UAE.

Flag of Fujairah

4. Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah: Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah have the same flag because they are both ruled by two branches of the same family. They show a red rectangle on a white background.

Flag of Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah

5. Umm Al Quwain: As a symbol of Islam and allegiance to the Islamic world the flag of Umm Al Quwain features a large white star and crescent in the center of a red background.

Flag of Umm Al Quwain

UAE National Anthem

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