Khalifa issues law on Abu Dhabi logo
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi law No. (1) of 2013 amending provisions of law No. (5) of 2010 regarding the emblem of the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
According to the law, the emblem will take the shape of a falcon which will have two crossing daggers under it. It will have on each side a white-red flag with a rectangle banner carrying the name
Abu Dhabi. Three domes top the emblem. The law says that the emblem may have a red or silver or black frame.
The Secretariat General of Abu Dhabi Executive Council is currently supervising the design, development and use of the emblem to reflect the cultural legacy and value and historical importance of the emirate.
A world prominent artist was selected to envisage the prototype design of the falcon, inspired by a valuable collection of daggers belonged to the Al Nahyan family.
Inspired by heritage and history of the Arabia, the emblem of the emirate was designed by Bahraini artist Abdullah Al Mahrouqi and was first published in postal stamps in 1968.
The Abu Dhabi Executive Council will release the guidelines for using the emblem by government departments in official publications, gifts and promotional materials.
Khalifa returns home
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan returned home this afternoon, following a state visit to Turkmenistan at the invitation of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.
During the visit, Sheikh Khalifa and Berdimuhamedov held the talks related to the ties of co-operation and friendship between the two countries and also exchanged views on a number of mutual issues.
After the end of the official visit, the UAE President spent a number of days on a private visit.
Sheikh Khalifa was received at arrival by the His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President's Representative, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, Sheikh Saif bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Presidential Aviation Authority, Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, Sheikh Omar bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, a number of other Sheikhs and senior officials.
The UAE President was accompanied by Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler`s Representative in the Eastern Region, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Adviser to the UAE President, Mohammed Habroush Al Suwaidi, Adviser to the President, Ahmed Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, a number of other Sheikhs and senior officials.
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