The Flag was designed by Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Ma’enah after he read an advertisement announcing a competition for designing the UAE flag sponsored by Al Diwan Al Amiri Abu Dhabi. The competition was published in the Al Ittihad newspaper in Abu Dhabi two months prior to the declaration of the UAE’s formation. About 1,030 designs participated, with only 6 short-listed from which the present-day flag was ultimately selected.
Technical Specifications Of The National Flag:
Shape is rectangular.Length is twice the width.The flag consists of four colors - red, green, white, and black.Each color covers a rectangular shape and together forms a figure similar to the letter ‘E.’ The vertical part of the 'E' is red, the top horizontal is green, the middle horizontal is white, and the bottom horizontal is black.First use of the flag: 2nd December 1971.First to hoist the Flag: The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.Occasion for hoisting the Flag: Declaration of the UAE Federation.Flag Designer: Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Ma’enah, State Minister to the UAE Foreign Ministry.
The Origin of the UAE National Anthem:
“Ishy Bilady” which is in Arabic (عيشي بلادي) is the start of the anthem. The meaning of “ishi biladi” is that long live my country. You are my love if the people in my country are happy so everything is fine. UAE found in 1971 and after that time this is the national anthem of the United Arab emirates. The National anthem of UAE is written by Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan. The Music for UAE National Anthem (عيشي بلادي) lyrics by Mohamad Abdel Wahab.
Translation of The UAE National Anthem:
Live my country, the unity of our Emirates livesYou have lived for a nationWhose religion is Islam and guide is QuranI made you stronger in God's name oh homelandMy country, my country, my country, my countryGod has protected you from the evils of the timeWe have sworn to build and workWork sincerely, work sincerelyAs long as we live, we will be sincere, sincereThe safety has lasted and the flag has lived oh our EmiratesThe Symbol of ArabismWe all sacrifice for you, we supply you with our bloodWe sacrifice for you we supply you with our bloodWe sacrifice you with our souls oh homeland