United Arab Emirates

Artist: Ubeid Surur

* 1955

1979 University degree at the Academy of Arts and Painting, Cairo

Member of the Emirati Visual Arts Society, school inspector for Arts Education

Exhibitions of paintings and photographs in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, India, Kuwait, Iraq, etc.



The design of my bear reflects the present of my home country: hospitable people; beautiful nature characterised by the sea and the desert; attractive opportunities for tourists and business people; its cultural wealth – symbolised by the historic buildings on the bear’s front – and the economic upswing represented by the current boom in the construction sector on the bear’s back.

The seven rings around the bear symbolise the unity of the seven emirates in one country.

Ubeid Surur

Sponsor: Botschaft der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate