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United Arab Emirates
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Use National flag and state ensign Small  vexillological symbol or pictogram in black and white showing the different uses of the flag
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
Civil Ensign of the United Arab Emirates
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.


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 represents hope, joy, optimism, and love. It can also symbolize the countries prosperity.


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


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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Bandera de los Emiratos Árabes Unidos para niños

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