Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة
(United Arab Emirates)
The emblem of the United Arab Emirates (Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة) was officially adopted in 1973 and later modified in 2008. It is similar to the coats of arms and emblems of other Arab states.
It consists of a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish) with a disk in the middle, which shows the UAE flag and seven stars representing the seven Emirates of the federation. The falcon holds with its talons a red parchment bearing the name of the federation in Kufic script.
Prior to March 22, 2008, when the emblem was modified, the falcon had a red disk, which showed an Arab sailboat in its interior, surrounded by a chain.