Flags are a symbol that unite the people of a nation. In the Middle East flags are of great importance and nationalism is present in all the nations that make up the Middle East. Knowing the history of the flags of the countries in which we do business can help us to open conversations to create a good environment for negotiations. In this post we have chosen the flags of the countries with the most business opportunities.
The flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a green flag featuring in white color an Arabic inscription written in the calligraphic Thuluth script and a sword pointed to the left.The inscription is the Islamic Shahada (Islamic declaration of faith): “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah“. The green of the flag represents Islam and the sword stands for the strictness in applying justice. The flag of Saudi Arabia was adopted on 15 March 1973
United Arab Emirates
The UAE’s national flag includes the colours red, green, white and black, symbolising Arab unity. Its width is half its length. It was designed at the time by a young Emirati named Abdullah Muhammad Al-Maeena, who later served as Minister Plenipotentiary in the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
And the colours red at the tip of the flag next to the flagpole, and green, black and white, which distribute the space of the flag, with its four rectangular sections, in which the designer based his design on the colours of Arab unity, which represent the two famous lines of poetry of the poet Safi al-Din al-Hilli.
The national flag of Qatar is maroon with a white band on the hoist side, separated from a maroon area on the fly side by nine white triangles which act like a serrated line
It is stated that the chestnut color on the flag is actually the first starting point in red, but due to the geographic location of the country, the color of the country has turned to this color with the effect of intense sunlight. The white part of the flag represents the peace, while the red chestnut color represents the Kharijite Muslims, whose blood flows in many wars in Qatar. The 9 white serrated triangles signify Qatar’s inclusion as the 9th member of the ‘reconciled Emirates’ of the Persian Gulf.
The national flag of Bahrain consists of a white band on the left, separated from a red area on the right by five triangles that serve as a serrated line. Bahrain flag contains red which is the traditional color for flags of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. The five white triangles symbolize the five pillars of Islam which are the declaration of faith, (Shahada), Prayer (Salat), Alms (Zakat), Fasting (Sawm), and Pilgrimage (Hajj).
The national flag of Oman has three stripes (white, green and red) with a red bar on the left side containing two crossed swords on a gambia, a traditional Omani scimitar. Meaning of Oman’s Flag: The white of Oman’s flag represents peace and prosperity, the green represents fertility and the Green Mountains “Jebel al Akhdar” and the red represents the fight against foreign invaders. The dagger and swords are the national emblems of Oman, dating back to the 18th century. The flag of Oman was adopted in 1970.
The flag of Kuwait is A horizontal triband of green, white and red; with a black trapezium based on the hoist side. The present flag of Kuwait represents the Pan-Arab colors. But each color refers to its own meaning and dynasty. Red symbolizes the blood on the swords of Arab warriors (The Hashemite dynasty), White symbolizes purity and noble deeds (The Umayyad dynasty), Green represents the fertile land of Arabia (The Fatimid dynasty), and Black represents the defeat of enemies in battle (The Abbasid dynasty) The flag of Kuwait was adopted on 7 September 1961.