The flag of Qatar features a prominent maroon color, symbolizing the blood shed during the Qatar-British negotiations of 1916. The white portion, adjacent to the pole, signifies peace. The nine-pointed serrated line represents the country as the ninth member of the “reconciled Emirates” of the Arabian Gulf. The country flag’s design reflects Qatar’s rich history, heritage, and aspirations for a prosperous future. The simplicity of its design embodies the nation’s commitment to unity, stability, and progress. Since its adoption back on July 9, 1971, the Qatari flag has been a proud symbol of the country’s sovereignty and identity on the global stage.