The UAE Flag Day is marked on November 3, which is on Friday this year. As it happens, this is a national occasion where people of the nation remember the efforts of the founders of the states who sacrificed everything for the sake of the nation. Not to mention, it is the 10th year of the annual event and it will be marked by citizens and residents around the nation.
UAE Flag Day To Be Celebrated On Friday
It’s no secret that November 3, which is the UAE Flag Day is a momentous occasion, nationwide. With the moment of commemoration to begin at 10 AM, this annual event is marked by citizens and residents across the nation. As it happens, the beautiful flags flowing to the tune of the breeze are back as well. Yes, if you wish to witness this wonderous site, you will have to head over to the beach near Umm Suqeim Park, where you will find the majestic Burj Al Arab in its backdrop.
What Is The Significance Of This Day?
الإخوة والأخوات .. كما تعودنا في كل عام .. نحتفي بيوم العلم في الثالث من نوفمبر .. نحتفي براية الوطن .. راية فخرنا وعزنا واتحادنا المجيد .
ندعو كافة الوزارات والمؤسسات في الدولة لرفع العلم الإماراتي في الثالث من نوفمبر الساعة العاشرة صباحاً في وقت واحد .. وبمشاعر متحدة ..… pic.twitter.com/8eF8TsNnA8
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) October 26, 2023
As it happens, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the Ruler of Dubai and the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE also took to his official account on X to make a call to the people. Yes, in his post, he called for the people to raise the Emirati flag on November 3 at 10 AM in the morning together. Celebration of the flag, homeland, pride, dignity, and glorious union, this is an important date for Emiratis.
In case you’re wondering about the history of Flag Day, it was first celebrated in 2013. An idea by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the occasion also marks the anniversary of his highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Nahyan’s accession, as the President of the UAE in 2004. While this day is commemorated every year, it is not a public holiday.
What Is The Protocol For This?
If you’re also planning to unfold the flag on this important day, then you should know about the proper etiquette and the strict laws regarding how the UAE flag should be flown. It should be noted that the flag should be rectangular with the height being half of its width and the colours must be in the correct order. Not to mention, the owner must check the condition of the flag every 45 days to ensure no damage has been caused. Not to mention, it must be changed every six months.
So if you plan to join in the celebrations by unfurling the flag, you will have to follow the aforementioned etiquette and educate yourself about the correct protocol regarding the same.
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