Emblem o Qatar
The emblem o Qatar (Arabic: شعار قطر) show twa crossed white bent swords in a yellow circle. Atween the swords there is a sailin ship (dhow) sailin on blue an white waves aside an island wi twa palm trees. The circle is surroondit bi a roond doughnut-shaped object, which is dividit horizontally. In the white section the name o the state o Qatar is written in maroon Kufi writin an in the broun section, the Inglis translation (State Of Qatar) is written in white writin. The coat o airms is sometimes shown athoot the Inglis translation, the middle circle is occasionally yellow an the bent swords are sometimes broun (instead o white).
The current version wis introduced in 1976 an replaced anither ane, which wis uised since 1966, an consistit o twa bent swords, ane pearl shell an twa palm tree-branches wi the label "Qatar".
Several elements o the emblem are featured in naitional emblems o several Middle Eastren kintras: the traditional Arab bent sword is an aa present in the coats o airms o Saudi Arabie an Oman; the dhow is in the coat o airms o Kuwait an the umwhile coat o airms o the United Arab Emirates. The palm tree is an' a' a naitional seembol o Saudi Arabie. The colours an the separation o the ootside ring come frae the banner o Qatar.