United Arab Emirates National Anthem

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Anthem History

music adopted 1971, lyrics adopted 1996; Mohamad Abdel WAHAB also composed the music for the anthem of Tunisia

Anthem Lyrics

Ishy Bilady

Ashattihadu Emaratina!

Eshty lishaabin

Deenuhoo l'islamoo

Hadyahoo lkor'anoo

Aksamtooka bismillah,

Ya watan.

Biladee, biladee, biladee, biladee,

Hamaky sodoora

Aksamna an nebniya watanan

Naamal

Anthem Lyrics English

Long live my country,

Long live the union of our Emirates:

I live for a people

Whose religion is Islam

Whose guide is the Quran

I swear it in God's name,

O my nation.

My country, my country, my country, my country,

The chests of your people protect you forever.

We have sworn to build a nation...

United Arab Emirates Flag

United Arab Emirates Flag

Flag History The flag displays the pan-Arab countries colors. Red is the tradtional color of the emirates and red flags of several tiny Arab states along the southern coast of the Persian Gulf were modified for the fist time in 1820 following the General Treaty that was signed by the British and the rulers of eight sheikhdoms. It required that these states “should carry by land and sea a red flag, with or without letters on it, at their option, and this shall be in a border or white”.
Flag Date of Adoption 21 December 1971
Flag Symbolism three equal horizontal bands of green (top), white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side

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