Dubai: The flag of the UAE represents peace, honesty, hardiness, bravery, power, courage, hope, joy, love, optimism as well as the defeat of enemies and determination.
Dr Khalifa Rashid Al Sha'ali, a lawyer, said the flag of the UAE was adopted on December 2, 1971.
The flag consists of the Pan-Arab colours red, green, white and black, which symbolise Arabian unity.
"The UAE flag consists of three equal horizontal bands of green, white, and black with a wider vertical red band on the hoist side," he said.
He said that according to traditions much symbolism is associated with colours.
The colours on the United Arab Emirates flag represent the following: white for peace and honesty, red for hardiness, bravery, strength and courage, green for hope, joy, love and optimism and black for the defeat of enemies or strength of mind