View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

National Animal Symbolic of the UAE

National Animals
Albania has the lion.

Antigua has the blue whale.

Argentina has the cougar.

Australia has the kangaroo.

Bangladesh has the Royal Bengal tiger.

Canada has the beaver and the Canadian Horse.

China has the panda.

Indonesia has the Komodo dragon, the orangutan, the Javan rhino and the Sumatran tiger.

What animal/s symbolize the United Arab Emirates?

Have a look at this interactive produced by Gulf News on the Arabian oryx and learn about measures that are being taken to ensure its survival.

Other Stories and Related Sites
Ski the Snow Slopes at a Dubai Shopping Mall, Experiencing the Emirates, 12 October 2009.

BMW Oracle Objection to RAK More About Light Winds than Iranian Dangers, America’s Cup in the UAE, 9 October 2009.

See How Rural is the City of Fujairah, Fujairah in Focus, 11 October 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

Geoff can be contacted by email at geoffpound(at) on Facebook and Twitter.

Image: The Arabian oryx. This isn’t necessarily the national symbol of the UAE. In some lists the Arabian horse or the camel are claimed to be the national symbol of the UAE. The more the merrier.