The new logo was revealed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed through an official video on Twitter
8 January 2020| Last updated on 9 January 2020
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The design received the majority vote from 10.6 million cast from around the world
The new UAE logo, which will represent the Arab nation for the next half a century, has been announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
In December 2019, both UAE residents and those from around the world were invited to vote from three designs to showcase the brand of the UAE, all of which were designed by 49 Emirati artists, poets, and authors from across the country.
According to the voting website, every vote cast guaranteed a tree to be planted, with the goal of planting millions across the globe. By the end of the voting period, the site received around 10.6 million votes.
The winning logo, titled 7 Lines, is based on the shape of the country and the colours of the national flag. "7 Lines" represents the UAE's achievements, hops, culture, and ambitions.
In a tweet, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, "Today, my brother Mohammed bin Zayed and 49 Emirati creators launched the new visual media identity for the UAE, an identity that represents our map, our escalated ambitions, the seven emirates that are racing the world and seven founders who immortalised themselves in our history."
The new UAE logo announcement was part of an event at Qasr Al Watan, Abu Dhabi, which was attended by the 49 Emirati designers who helped to bring the final three designs.