UAE Flag Colors

Meaning of UAE Flag Colors

Meaning of UAE Flag Colors

The Hashemite dynasty Courage, bravery, blood, hardiness, strength, and unity. White. The Umayyad dynasty cleanliness, honesty, peace, and purity. Green. The Fatimid dynasty or Rashidun Caliphate, prosperity, hope, joy, love, and optimism.

Designed by: Abdulla Mohamed Al Maainah

Adopted: 2 December 1971


What do the colours mean?


Red represents hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band can also be interpreted as binding all the other meanings together in unity.


Green represents hope, joy, optimism and love. It can also symbolise the country’s prosperity.


White represents peace and honesty. White is the purest colour, and is interpreted by some to symbolise cleanliness.


Contrary to popular belief, the black band does not represent oil. It stands for the defeat of enemies, and also strength of mind.