Qatar: National Symbols                                              

 Coat of Arms

  • The coat of arms was introduced in 1976.


  • The name of the state of Qatar is written in maroon Kufi writing.


  • The coat of arms is sometimes shown with the English translation.


  • The bent swords are sometimes brown (instead of white).


  • The colors and the separation of the outside ring come from the flag of Qatar.


  • Several elements of the coat of arms are featured in national emblems of other Middle Eastern countries:
    • The traditional Arab bent sword is also present in the coats of arms of Saudi Arabia and Oman.


  • The dhow (sail boat) is in the coat of arms of Kuwait and the former coat of arms of the United Arab Emirates.


  • The palm tree is also a national symbol of Saudi Arabia.