Flag of the United Arab Emirates

The national flag of the United Arab Emirates (Arabic: علم دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة) contains the Pan-Arab colors red, green, white, and black. It was designed in 1971 by Abdullah Mohammed Al Maainah, who was 19 years old at that time, and was adopted on 2 December 1971.[1][2] The main theme of the flag's four colors is the unity of Arab nations. In 2008, there was a minor change to the Emblem.

United Arab Emirates
UseNational flag and ensign
Proportion1:2
Adopted2 December 1971
DesignA horizontal tricolour of green, white and black with a vertical 14-width red bar at the hoist
Designed byAbdulla Mohamed Al Maainah

Merchant ships may fly the alternative civil ensign, a red flag with the national flag in the canton. Emirates Airlines utilises the UAE flag as part of their livery.

All seven Emirates use the federal flag interchangeably as the flag of the emirate.


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