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Khalifa issues law regarding Abu Dhabi logo

posted on 03/03/2013: 4311 views



President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi law No. (1) of 2013 amending provisions of law No. (5) of 2010 regarding the emblem of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

According to the law, the emblem will take the shape of a falcon which will have two crossing daggers under it. It will have in each side a white-red flag with a rectangle banner carrying the name Abu Dhabi. Three domes top the emblem. The law says that the emblem may have a red or silver or black frame.

The Secretariat General of Abu Dhabi Executive Council is currently supervising the design, development and use of the emblem to reflect the cultural legacy and value and historical importance of the emirate.

A world prominent artist was selected to envisage the prototype design of the falcon, inspired by a valuable collection of daggers belonged to the Al Nahyan family.

Inspired by heritage and history of the Arabia, the emblem of the emirate was designed by Bahraini artist Abdullah Al Mahrouqi and was first published in postal stamps in 1968.

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council will release the guidelines for using the emblem by government departments in official publications, gifts and promotional materials. - Emirates News Agency, WAM

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