Flag: The flag of United Arab Emirates was officially adopted on December 2, 1971. It contains the Pan-Arab colors red, green, white and black, which symbolize Arabian unity.
Oryx: Arabs have admired the Oryx for its whiteness and have called it “Wahedi Arabi” as an indication of its clear, vivid color. Oryx is a symbol of power, dignity and pride.
Falcon: The national bird of UAE and is a symbol of force, grace, pride, strength and courage, recognizing the importance of falconry in Arab tradition and culture.
Palm Tree: It symbolizes fertility and pride. While Palm always found surrounding Oasis, it was a sign for food and water. With its great height without bowing down, it is also used to symbolize pride and dignity.
Dhow: It plays a major significance symbolizing the sea trade and pearl diving activities which was at a certain point in history our Gulf water wealth.
Camel: Not only were Camels used as a mode of transportation back in the days, but we also used them for their delicious milk and meat.
Arabic Coffee: Traditional coffee brewing, more common in the Arab states of the Arabian Gulf. It has a special coffee pot called “dallah”and the coffee cups are small but with no handle. It is the custom of the UAE people to entertain their guests warmly. The Arabic coffee is a gesture of respect and warm welcome. It is a symbol of generosity and hospitality too.
Anthem: The anthem was composed by “Saad Abdel Wahab”. The lyrics to the anthem, officially adopted in 1996, were written by “Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan”.