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Colours of UAE national flag symbolise Arabian unity

posted on 03/12/2009: 5992 views



The flag of the UAE represents peace, honesty, hardiness, bravery, power, courage, hope, joy, love, optimism as well as the defeat of enemies and determination.

Dr Khalifa Rashid Al Sha'ali, a lawyer, said the flag of the UAE was adopted on December 2, 1971.

The flag consists of the Pan-Arab colours red, green, white and black, which symbolise Arabian unity.

"The UAE flag consists of three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side," he said.

He said that according to traditions much symbolism is associated with colours.

The colours on the United Arab Emirates flag represent the following: white for peace and honesty, red for hardiness, bravery, strength and courage, green for hope, joy, love and optimism and black for the defeat of enemies or strength of mind

"The UAE flag like any other flag of any nation must be respected and treated with honour," he said. Al Sha'ali said each of the seven emirates has its own flag in addition to the national flag. Talking about the national anthem of the UAE, popularly known as ‘Eishy Bilady (Long Live my Nation), Al Sha'ali said it talks about the love of the land and about the federation.

"The national anthem was officially endorsed as the UAE national anthem after the formation of the federation in 1971. The anthem was composed by Sa'ad Abdul Wahab, who also composed the national anthem of Libya. The lyrics, officially adopted in 1996, were written by Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan." – Gulf News

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