Emblem of the United Arab Emirates
The banner of arms, which serves as the national flag.
ArmigerGovernment of the United Arab Emirates
Adopted1973 (updated In 2008)
ShieldUnited Arab Emirates flag and The Seven Stars of Federation of the United Arab Emirates
SupportersThe Arab Falcon inverted and displayed
MottoArabic: الإمارات العربية المتحدة
(United Arab Emirates)
Earlier version(s)
The Emblem of the UAE bearing the front cover of the Emirati Passport.

The emblem of the United Arab Emirates[1] (Arabic: شعار الإمارات العربية المتحدة) was officially adopted on 9 December 1973 (2 years after independence in 1971); it was 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 has 7 tail feathers also representing the 7 Emirates. The falcon holds with its talons a red parchment bearing the name of the federation in Kufic script.[2]

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.

Subnational representatives

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates, each of which has its own coat of arms / wordmark logos, while some has both.