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The Government of Abu Dhabi Crest represents the emirate’s history, culture, and heritage. Unveiled by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, its design draws inspiration from the emirate’s rich past.

First unveiled in 1968, the emblem was refreshed in 2013 under the directives of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It has since been adopted as a symbol of the growth and development of the emirate, and signifies formal affiliation with Government of Abu Dhabi.

The crest

The crest of Abu Dhabi emirate reflects a rich history of cultural heritage and values. Refined and modernised, the crest today serves as a symbol of national pride and dignity.


The Government of Abu Dhabi Crest has a rich history that reflects the cultural heritage and values of the emirate. From its origins as a simple emblem to its current status as a symbol of national pride, the logo has undergone several transformations.


The flag of Abu Dhabi is established


A white canton is introduced on the flag


An image with flags and lances crossed appears on postage stamps


The falcon and flags are used in official letterheads


Further elements are added and the emblem is used on postage stamps


The full crest with the falcon, daggers, scroll and flag appear on government correspondence


A revised version of the crest was released