United Arab Emirates Flag

United Arab Emirates Flag

Flag of United Arab Emirates - Description of the United Arab Emirates Flag

As the above picture of the United Arab Emirates Flag indicates it consists of three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the United Arab Emirates flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Green - hope, joy and love and in many cultures have a sacred significance

Black - the defeat of enemies or determination

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the United Arab Emirates is described as 1:2 (length twice the height )

The flag of the United Arab Emirates was adopted on December 2, 1971

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