Ishy Bilady

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English: Long Live my Nation
Emblem of the United Arab Emirates.svg

National anthem of  United Arab Emirates
Lyrics Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan, 1996
Music Mohammed Abdel Wahab
Adopted 1971 (Music)
1996 (Lyrics)

The National Anthem of the United Arab Emirates, (Arabic: النشيد الوطني الإماراتي‎‎), also popularly known as Ishy Bilady (عيشي بلادي; ‘īšiy bilādī; literally, Long Live my Nation), was officially accepted as the United Arab Emirates' national anthem after the formation of the country in 1971. The anthem was composed by Mohammed Abdel Wahab, who also composed the national anthems of other Arab states.[citation needed] The lyrics to the anthem, officially adopted in 1996, were written by Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan.

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