The National Anthem of the United Arab Emirates
The National Anthem of the United Arab Emirates, (Arabic: النشيد الوطني الاماراتي), also popularly known as Ishy Bilady (عيشي بلادي; īšiy bilādī; literally, Long Live my Nation), was officially accepted as the United Arab Emirates’ national anthem after the formation of the country in 1971. The anthem was composed by Saad Abdel Wahab, who also composed the national anthems of other Arab states, including that of Libya. The lyrics to the anthem, officially adopted in 1996, were written by Arif Al Sheikh Abdullah Al Hassan.
English Translation: Live my country, the unity of our Emirates lives You have lived for a nation Whose religion is Islam and guide is the Qur’an I made you stronger in God’s name, oh homeland My country, My country, My country, My country God has protected you from the evils of the time We have sworn to build and work Work sincerely, work sincerely As long as we live, we will be sincere The safety has lasted and the flag has lived oh our Emirates The symbol of Arabism We all sacrifice for you, we supply you with our blood We sacrifice for you with our souls oh homeland