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    UAE flag facts
    Name علم الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎‎
    Adopted December 2, 1971
    Designer Abdullah Mohammad
    Al Maainah
    Flag day November 3
    Proportion 1:2
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    The national flag of UAE consists of three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side. Each color is shaped in a rectangular manner and looks similar to the letter E. The backbone of the 'E' is red,the top dash is green, the middle dash is white and the bottom dash is black. The new flag took its four colours from the Arab Revolt Flag of 1917.
    UAE flag colors meaning/symbolism
    UAE Flag colors - meaning
    Red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band is being interpreted as binding all the other meanings together in unity.
     Green represents hope, joy, optimism, love and prosperity
     Black stands for the defeat of enemies and the strength of mind.
     White represents peace, honesty, generosity and humanitarian works carried out in the UAE.
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    UAE Flag history
    The current UAE flag was designed by Abdullah Mohammad Al Maainah after he read an advertisement announcing a competition for designing the UAE flag by Sheikh Zayed's royal diwan, which was released in Al Itihad newspaper published in Abu Dhabi two months prior to declaration of the UAE.
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    UAE Flag history
    Out of the 1030 designs received, the flag designed by Abdullah Mohammad Al Maainah was selected. Mr Al Maainah, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, won 4,000 riyals. The UAE dirham had not yet been introduced. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the first person to hoist the flag on December 2, 1971. According to said Mr Al Maainah, black stands for the oil that helped transform his country. Green is for fertility and green gardens. Red was the colour of the Ottoman flag, and is often said to be symbolic of sacrifice and blood. White has several meanings, from peace to purity to charity. It is the colour for peace across the world, and a white flag was raised after the Prophet Mohammed's first victory on the battlefield, in the Battle of Badr, when he overpowered his opponents in Mecca.
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    UAE Flag code
    The flag pole, halyard (rope used to raise and lower the flag) and Finial (decorative ball on the top of the flag pole) should be white in color. The flag should be made with nylon or any similar durable material that can flutter in the wind. The dyes used for the flag’s pan-Arab colours should be picked with local weather conditions in mind. The size of the flag varies according to where the flag is hoisted. If raised atop a building, the flag should be 1.5 metres x 3 metres in size, while the post on which it is hoisted should be between eight to 10 metres.
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    UAE Flag display rules
    If hoisted in front of a building, the flag should be 1mx2m in size and the post between 10-12 metres. Flags inside a hall or an office should also be 1mx2m, hoisted on a pole between four to six metres in a hall and 2.5 metres in an office. The size of the flag varies according to where the flag is hoisted. If raised atop a building, the flag should be 1.5 metres x 3 metres in size, while the post on which it is hoisted should be between eight to 10 metres. If hoisted in front of a building, the flag should be 1mx2m in size and the post between 10-12 metres. Flags inside a hall or an office should also be 1mx2m, hoisted on a pole between four to six metres in a hall and 2.5 metres in an office. Flags put up on the street, such as strings of flags arcing from one side of a street to the other, should be positioned vertically with the red part on top, and the black part to the left. The same applies for large flags adorning the entrance of a building. The UAE flag can be placed on light-posts during national holidays. The flag should be hung horizontally with the red part on top. It is forbidden for any other flag to be hung on the same street. In front of hotels, or any buildings with multiple flagpoles, the UAE flag should be hoisted on the far left, if the total number of flagpoles is even. If there are an odd number of flagpoles, the UAE flag is hoisted in the middle. In higher non-governmental buildings, or buildings with multiple floors, the flag can be placed diagonally from the balcony of the floor with the post at a length of 2.4 metres and the flag size at 1.5 metres. All ships, whether trading boats or foreign warships, are required to hoist the UAE flag when within its waters. The flag should be hoisted upright from the centre of the ship when it is sailing and from the stern of the ship when it is docked. During a speech, the flag is placed on the left of the podium, just behind the speaker’s right. The flag should always be hung higher than the speaker’s head. When adorning a coffin with the UAE flag, the red part should cover the top part of the coffin. The flag should also be draped in such a way to prevent it from touching the floor. After the funeral proceedings, the flag is removed, folded and handed over to the deceased’s family. On sad occasions, the UAE flag is placed at half-mast at locations including embassies, consulates, the ambassador and consul’s accommodation, the domiciles of the permanent delegations of the country to international and regional authorities and agencies overseas, if the country is officially in mourning. In cases where the flagpole is empty, the flag should be first raised high and then pulled down slowly and placed at half-mast.
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    Dubai Flag

    Dubai flag has two vertical bands of red and white. The narrower white band is on the hoist side with a width 1/4 of the flag length
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