Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Flags of Fujairah

In posting an article on the flag of the UAE for preparation towards the new Culture Test to attain a residency visa, it is interesting to note that the separate emirates have had or still have their own flag.

History of Fujairah Flags
A Wikipedia article reports:

“From 1902 until 1952, the flag of Fujairah was plain red.”

“In 1952, the Emir included the name of the emirate, in white, on the red flag.”

“This continued to be the official flag until Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed al Sharqi abolished the red flag and adopted [in 1975], instead, the Federal flag for Fujairah.”

Flags of each emirate of the UAE, Wikipedia.
Lesson #1 for UAE’s Culture Test Towards Residency Visa, ETE.
Lesson #2 for UAE’s Culture Test Towards Residency Visa, ETE.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: The old and current flags of Fujairah.


Al-ain Rose said...

I'm from Al-ain, and I have never been to Al-Fujaira, imagine that, though I have a couple of freinds who live there. It has a cool nature.
The spelling of Al-Fujairah word on the flag is wrong, it was written as it's pronounced which is wrong :P.

Geoff Pound said...

Never been to Fujairah?

Al Ain Rose, you better visit one of the best kept secrets of the Emirates!