We would like to include both the US and United Arab Emirates flags in the logo since we are close partners, hence the red, white, blue, green, and black that needs to be incorporated. Ideas we have thought of that we like:
2 puzzle pieces fitting together, one piece the US flag the other the UAE;
2 links/chain also each one being a flag, I have attached something we attempted to make. As you can see we did not make it far. We like this image of the links because it makes an infinity sign in the middle, however as you can see we did not make it that far and the sign is incomplete.
a bridge (I have attached a rough sketch) this symbolizes working together or bridging the two communities. The logo needs to communicate that we (the US & UAE) work together. We lean towards logos that are more 3D.
Regarding the font... we need a strong font. Our current font (trajan pro) is to thin and does not stand out. We are open to both serif and sans serif fonts.
Additionally, We are celebrating 30 successful years in Dubai. We would like to incorporate a banner on top of the logo that says "Celebrating 30 Successful Years in Dubai" This of course will be removed once 2015 is over. (The plan is to unveil this new logo at our 30th Anniversary Gala)
We would like the logo in way where we could move our text to the left or right of it or top or bottom
We like deep blues, and deep reds. Please no orangey reds. Also, we would like to receive the final files in an editable illustrator format.
Here is a document we created recently, with our current logo at the top.
One logo that we believe is very strong is AmCham Abu Dhabi. However, they are our sister organization and ours cannot look like we copied theirs. This is their website: http://www.amchamabudhabi.org