National Flag


During the reign of His Highness The Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (then the Amir of the State of Qatar)  the Law No. (14) of 2012 was issued, which stated that it must be respected and treated with dignity as a symbol of the State, and must not be subjected to disrespect  in any way. The law also set forth in attached Annex specifications in terms of shape, design, colours, size, materials, flag-hoisting protocol, as well as punishment for  contempt and disrespect .

Law No. 14 of 2012 Concerning the Qatari Flag

Flag requirements



The Qatari flag should be a horizontal rectangle consisting of two colours, ‘Al Adam’ (maroon) and white. When the flag is raised from the outside, the ‘Al Adam’ colour is free, and the white colour is the side that is adjacent to the mast. Between the two colours, there are nine isosceles triangles, so that the base of the triangles is in the white area facing the flag hoist, while their heads are located in the ‘Al Adam’ part towards the flag itself.


Qatar’s flag consists of two colours: white and ‘Al Adam’ (maroon) (Pantone # 1955 C).


Emblem of the State of Qatar

The emblem of the State of Qatar carries a set of meanings and values with different geographical and cultural dimensions. It expresses the meeting of wildlife with marine life in interaction and harmony. Where the palm represents generosity and pride, the Arabic swords with their originality and sharpness invoke pride and protection of the oppressed.

The emblem is made up of the four key elements of Qatar’s history: the sea, the sword, the palm and the dhow – each of which carries a proud part of Qatar’s rich history, and a nod to the future.

The Brand Identity of the State of Qatar