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United Arab Emirates
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Use National flag and state ensign National flag and state ensign Normal or de jure version of flag, or obverse side
Proportion 1:2
Adopted December 2, 1971
Design A horizontal tricolour of green, white and black with a vertical 14-width red bar at the hoist
Designed by H.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

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 symbolize the countries prosperity.

White

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

Black

  1. "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | MAPS, TIME, HISTORY, LANGUAGE | UAE". https://www.vjcyber.com/blog/city-blog/item/58-united-arab-emirates-maps-time-history-language-ua. 
  2. "UAE flag - Colors, Meaning and Symbolism" (in en-US). http://www.edarabia.com/uae-flag-colors-meaning-symbolism/.