The main flag of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the shape of a rectangle. The canvas consists of four strips. The first is located on the left vertically and occupies about a fifth of the width. It is painted red. The remaining space on the fabric is divided horizontally into three equal parts. On top is a strip of rich green color in the middle of the space is painted white, and the third, the lowest strip has a black color.
Symbolic meaning of the flag
The colors on the flag are not accidental. Besides the fact that all of them are the colors of the Arab uprising (the liberation movement, which became a prerequisite for the creation of independent States in the middle East), they are also prescribed special importance. According to the history of the symbol each of the colors defines the era and the ruling dynasty in it.
Thus, the red stripe means the Hashemite dynasty, symbolizes the unity of faith and spirit, as well as all the Emirates. It connects heaven and earth, so it is located vertically. Sometimes the red stripe on the banner is identified with the courage, strength and purposefulness of Muslims.
The first horizontal bar is a symbol of the Fatimid dynasty, the rulers who considered themselves descendants of the prophet Muhammad’s daughter. Also green color in many sources is called the color of rebirth and fertility. Joy, love and peace are identified with greenery.
White space is nothing more than neutrality in positions and beliefs, purity of views and freedom. In some interpretations, it can be read that the white ribbon is associated with The Umayyad Caliphate.
The meaning of the lower horizontal strip is the power and spiritual power of the prophet Muhammad, because it is with the flag of this color that the messenger of Allah did his right deeds. Sometimes the black color on the flag of the UAE is called a symbol of prosperity and well-being.