Emblem of the United Arab Emirates

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Coat of arms of the United Arab Emirates
Emblem of the United Arab Emirates.svg
Armiger United Arab Emirates
Adopted 1973 (Updated In 2008)
Escutcheon United Arab Emirates flag and The Seven Stars of Federation of the United Arab Emirates
Supporters The Arab Eagle inverted and displayed
Motto Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة
(United Arab Emirates)
Earlier versions Coat of arms of United Arab Emirates (1973-2008).png
Use 1973

The emblem of the United Arab Emirates[1] (Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة‎) was officially adopted in 1973. It is similar to the coats of arms and emblems of other Arab states. It consists of a golden falcon (Hawk of Quraish). The falcon had a red disk which shows an Arab sailboat in its interior. The disk is surrounded by a chain. The falcon holds with its talons a red parchment bearing the name of the federation in Kufic script.

On March 22, 2008, the emblem was modified. The main change was that the dhow was replaced by the UAE flag and seven stars representing the seven Emirates of the federation.[2]


  1. ^ Constitution of the UAE: Article 5
  2. ^ Gulfnews: New UAE coat of arms approved

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