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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - FLAG DAY

Our flag will continue to fly high as a symbol of pride and national unity: Mohammed bin Rashid

Posted on 04/11/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday hoisted the UAE National Flag at noon in the Dubai Creek Park, with the participation of 5,000 students from Dubai schools, representing more than 100 nationalities, in celebration of the UAE Flag Day. Flag Day, which is celebrated on 3rd November, also coincides with the anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession to the Presidency of the ...  >>MORE

Our unity a source of strength, says Mohamed bin Zayed

Posted on 04/11/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has said the unity of the nation has provided it with strength, under the principles laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and adopted by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In a series of tweets made yesterday to mark the UAE Flag Day, which coincides with the 11th anniversary of Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's ...  >>MORE

UAE Foreign Minister attends flag-raising ceremony

Posted on 04/11/2015

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, on Tuesday attended a ceremony to raise the UAE national flag on at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the UAE Flag Day. The UAE Flag Day coincides with the 11th anniversary of Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession to the presidency of the UAE. The ceremony was attended by Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Mer Al Raisi, Undersecretary at the ministry, Ahmed Abdul ...  >>MORE

Minister Sultan Al Jaber says Flag Day bolsters allegiance to country and leaders

Posted on 04/11/2015

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the Board of National Media Council (NMC) on Tuesday said the UAE Flag Day, which coincides with the 11th anniversary of Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession to the presidency of the UAE, has great significance as it shows national pride in the journey of overall development and empowerment taking place in the UAE under the directives of the leaders. In a statement on the occasion, he said thanks to its ...  >>MORE

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak plants the first online flag

Posted on 04/11/2015

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak launched an online campaign on Tuesday to encourage half-a-million people to "plant” flags on a map of the UAE. To mark UAE Flag Day, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development pinned the first flag. People are invited to take photographs of themselves and the UAE flag and upload them on to their location on a map on the website. Sheikh Nahyan also raised the UAE flag on Tuesday at his ministry building, amid celebrations by schoolchildren and staff. ...  >>MORE

UAE embassies, missions celebrate Flag Day

Posted on 04/11/2015

Embassies and diplomatic missions of the UAE across the world yesterday celebrated the UAE Flag Day following the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to mark the occasion which coincides with the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession to the presidency of the country. The UAE ambassadors and staff of different UAE missions abroad marked the day with flag hoisting ...  >>MORE

Hazza bin Zayed says UAE Flag Day is an opportunity to recall the UAE's noble principles and values

Posted on 04/11/2015

H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, on Tuesday described the UAE Flag Day, an initiative of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as an occasion that all Emiratis wait every year to express their love and loyalty to their country. In a statement on the occasion, H.H. Sheikh Hazza said the day is another opportunity to recall the noble principles ...  >>MORE

UAE Flag Day celebrations across the country

Posted on 04/11/2015

Ajman Ruler marks UAE Flag Day http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395287497927.html UAE Armed Forces celebrate Flag Day http://www.wam.ae/en/news/emirates/1395287518500.html Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed attends UAE Flag celebration at Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court >>MORE

'UAE flag will remain symbol of our unity'

Posted on 03/11/2015

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of the National Media Council, has said that the celebration of Flag Day, which coincides with the accession anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the presidency of the country, has profound national themes, notably, pride in the country and seeing its Flag flying high. In a statement on the occasion, Dr. Al Jaber said that UAE Flag Day evokes pride in the empowerment and comprehensive ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: Flag Day reflects sense of belonging to homeland

Posted on 03/11/2015

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, Head of the UAE Committee for the Coordination of Humanitarian Foreign Aid, and President of Zayed University, has said that celebrating Flag Day holds special significance, where the people and residents of the United Arab Emirates unite around one symbol, and make every effort to elevate it and keep it aloft, under the wise philosophy and clear vision of our wise leadership represented by His Highness ...  >>MORE

Flag is symbol of pride and national identity: Hamdan bin Mubarak

Posted on 03/11/2015

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, yesterday emphasised the fact that Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's endorsement of the UAE Flag Day has come at the right time and place. He said, "In this national occasion, we renew our commitment to strengthen the stature of the UAE flag which is a symbol of the country's unification and solidarity among all Emiratis under its ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Khalifa: Flag Day is when national spirit and loyalty to the leadership is renewed

Posted on 03/11/2015

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Executive Council Member, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Retirement Pensions and Benefits Fund for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has said that UAE Flag Day is a day when national spirit is renewed and one to reflect on the achievements of the era of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. In a speech given on the occasion of Flag Day, which will be marked tomorrow, November 3rd, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa said that President His Highness ...  >>MORE

Flags to form 'UAE' at Kite Beach today

Posted on 03/11/2015

In response to the call of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to celebrate the UAE Flag Day today, Brand Dubai is organising an innovative initiative called 'Flags Garden' to mark the national occasion. A subsidiary of the Government of Dubai Media Office, Brand Dubai will celebrate UAE Flag Day by hoisting thousands of flags at the Kite Beach in Jumeirah. The flags will be arranged to create the shapes of the ...  >>MORE

Cabinet approves updated guide for use of UAE Flag

Posted on 02/11/2015

The UAE Cabinet has approved the updated guide for the use of the UAE flag, coinciding with the national campaign launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to celebrate Flag Day. The UAE will observe the Flag Day on 3rd November, which also coincides with the accession anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the presidency of the country. The updated guide includes the history of ...  >>MORE

Thousands of flags on Dubai beach flutter to say 'UAE'

Posted on 02/11/2015

‘Brand Dubai' of Dubai Government Media Office, in cooperation with the Dubai Municipality (DM), has launched an initiative to create the letters ‘U.A.E.' using thousands of flags on Umm Suqeim Beach in Jumeirah 3. The initiative coincides with the Flag Day celebrations and aims to enhance the feelings of pride for the flag, as a symbol of unity and power of the Union of the UAE. The initiative comes as part of the celebration of Flag Day on November 3. Mona Al Marri, Director General of ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid calls on Emirati Community to celebrate UAE Flag Day on 3rd November

Posted on 01/11/2015

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has called on all members of the UAE community to launch a nationwide campaign to celebrate the UAE Flag Day on the 3rd of November, which coincides with the anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's assumption of office as the leader of the country. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid invited all federal and local government entities to raise the UAE Flag at the ...  >>MORE

Flag Day campaign to honour sacrifices made by UAE Armed Forces

Posted on 26/10/2015

This year's Flag Day campaign will honour the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces. The campaign, which runs from November 3 to 7, aimed to include all parts of society, said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development. November 3 marks the day Sheikh Khalifa became President. "This year's celebration of the UAE flag has great meaning – we have raised it high and proud with our development, distinctiveness and pure sacrifices,” said Sheikh Nahyan. "We ...  >>MORE

NMC employees present mural painting on Flag Day

Posted on 10/11/2014

The National Media Council (NMC), has unveiled a mural painting to mark the NMC's celebrations of the Flag Day, which embodies the 43 years of the Union's march. The mural cherishes the sublime theme of pride in the founding fathers of the Union. The painting includes a portrait of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, one of the landmarks of the capital, Abu Dhabi, and an image of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world's highest skyscraper. It also depicts the progress achieved by the U.A.E. in all walks of ...  >>MORE

ADP Music Band celebrates UAE Flag Day in Berlin

Posted on 06/11/2014

The Abu Dhabi Police Music Band has taken part in Flag Day celebrations at the UAE Embassy in the German capital, Berlin. The event was in response to the national and popular campaign launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to celebrate UAE Flag Day to mark the 10th anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession. During the ceremony to hoist the flag at the country's embassy, ...  >>MORE

Nahyan launches Digital Flag initiative, U.A.E. Flag hashtag

Posted on 05/11/2014

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, on Tuesday launched the Digital Flag campaign, a new initiative to gather up to two million signatures on a special website, www.uaeflag.ae, by 5 December when the UAE will have concluded its National Day celebrations. Sheikh Nahyan also launched a hashtag campaign ( #uae_flag- #علم_الامارات ) on the Ministry's account on the microblogging ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid hoists U.A.E. flag at Zayed Military City

Posted on 04/11/2014

Exactly at noon on Monday, the U.A.E. witnessed a historic moment when the U.A.E. people and its leadership responded to the call of duty. Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, hoisted the U.A.E. flag yesterday at the Zayed Military City in the presence of the air, land and naval forces. In his statement on the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed said, "This flag was hoisted by Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Rashid and other founding fathers, who ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. flies high on Flag Day

Posted on 04/11/2014

His Highness Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, said on Monday, "Hoisting the flag of our dear country at all departments, schools, ministries and houses is a true sign of the importance of the flag as it represents all definitions of pride, loyalty and a sense of belonging to the country and its wise leadership.” He added that Dec. 2 represents a landmark and a distinguished date in the history of the U.A.E.. Sheikh Humaid made these remarks while ...  >>MORE

NMC observes Flag Day

Posted on 04/11/2014

Under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister and Chairman of National Media Council (NMC), the Council marked the Flag Day yesterday at its head office. Earlier, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, called for observing the Flag Day on 3rd November, which coincides with the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the U.A.E.'s presidency. The ...  >>MORE

U.A.E. Sheikhs, officials pay rich tribute to Flag Day

Posted on 03/11/2014

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said the Flag Day celebration coincides with the accession of President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to the presidency and rulership. "It is one celebration to mark the two unified occasions to reflect the allegiance of Emirati people to their leadership," he added, noting that the occasion also evokes the spirit of the founding father of the Union. Sheikh Mansour ...  >>MORE

Our flag is our pride: Vice President

Posted on 30/10/2014

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, said on Wednesday that the U.A.E. flag represents the unity of our homeland and affirms that we are one at heart; calling on all Emiratis to celebrate the Flag Day, which falls on Monday, Nov.3, by hoisting the nation's flag atop the houses. On a statement posted on his Twitter account, Sheikh Mohammed said that next Monday to coincide with the Flag Day; and to celebrate this ...  >>MORE

Mohammed bin Rashid leads Flag Day celebrations

Posted on 07/11/2013

In a historic moment, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, led the nation's celebrations of Flag Day at the Union House on Wednesday afternoon, where the founding fathers hoisted the flag 42 years ago. Sheikh Mohammed, who was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, said, "We renew our ...  >>MORE

Abdullah bin Zayed launches Flag Day celebrations

Posted on 07/11/2013

Foreign Minister H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan yesterday raised the UAE flag at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the attendance of all employees, in response to a call from the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for all federal ministries and institutions to fly the UAE flag as a symbol of unity throughout the country. The Flag Day also coincides with the anniversary of the assumption of power ...  >>MORE

Saif bin Zayed: Flag Day is "day of truth"

Posted on 07/11/2013

H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, attended Flag Day celebrations yesterday at the Ministry of Interior, saying that the noble initiative launched by the Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to mark Flag Day to coincide with the accession anniversary of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the UAE Presidency, represents "a symbol of ...  >>MORE

Lubna Al Qasimi: "Flag Day consolidates sense of belonging to the homeland"

Posted on 07/11/2013

Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development, yesterday hoisted the UAE Flag during a ceremony held at the Ministry in the presence of senior officials of the Ministry. The move follows the generous initiative of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to allocate a day to observe and celebrate UAE flag nationwide. She confirmed during the ceremony that this precious occasion ...  >>MORE

Nahyan launches UAE Flag website

Posted on 06/11/2013

The UAE Flag campaign website was inaugurated yesterday (Tuesday) by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth, and Community Development. The website (www.uaeflag.ae) allows citizens and expatriates to express their feelings for the UAE flag, that reflects feelings of loyalty and dignity for the country. The campaign, organised by the ministry, was launched under the slogan "Raise it up high.. to keep it high”. Sheikh Nahyan said that the website is a key channel to ...  >>MORE

Country celebrates Flag Day today

Posted on 03/11/2013

The United Arab Emirates celebrates on Sunday the third anniversary of the Flag Day. It is an occasion to reinforce the culture of valuing the flag which represents the homeland. It is also an opportunity to reinforce the spirit of belonging to the flag, in conjunction with the day when His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan became the President of the UAE. Writer Asmaa Al Zaraouni, the deputy chief of the Emirates Writers Union, recalls the Emirati flag and remembers childhood days ...  >>MORE

Flag Day Initiative launched

Posted on 24/11/2012

The Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has endorsed the Flag Day Initiative, to be observed annually on 30th November each year by the UAE people concurrently with the anniversary of the election of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as UAE President. Sheikh Mohammed also launched the "My work elevates my Flag" campaign" organised by Watani Programme as part of the 41st National Day anniversary celebrations. ...  >>MORE

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Our flag will continue to fly high as a symbol of pride and national unity: Mohammed bin Rashid


Our unity a source of strength, says Mohamed bin Zayed


UAE Foreign Minister attends flag-raising ceremony


Minister Sultan Al Jaber says Flag Day bolsters allegiance to country and leaders


Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak plants the first online flag


UAE embassies, missions celebrate Flag Day


Hazza bin Zayed says UAE Flag Day is an opportunity to recall the UAE's noble principles and values


UAE Flag Day celebrations across the country


'UAE flag will remain symbol of our unity'


Lubna Al Qasimi: Flag Day reflects sense of belonging to homeland


Flag is symbol of pride and national identity: Hamdan bin Mubarak


Mohammed bin Khalifa: Flag Day is when national spirit and loyalty to the leadership is renewed


Flags to form 'UAE' at Kite Beach today


Cabinet approves updated guide for use of UAE Flag


Thousands of flags on Dubai beach flutter to say 'UAE'


Mohammed bin Rashid calls on Emirati Community to celebrate UAE Flag Day on 3rd November


Flag Day campaign to honour sacrifices made by UAE Armed Forces


NMC employees present mural painting on Flag Day


ADP Music Band celebrates UAE Flag Day in Berlin


Nahyan launches Digital Flag initiative, U.A.E. Flag hashtag


Mohammed bin Rashid hoists U.A.E. flag at Zayed Military City


U.A.E. flies high on Flag Day


NMC observes Flag Day


U.A.E. Sheikhs, officials pay rich tribute to Flag Day


Our flag is our pride: Vice President


Mohammed bin Rashid leads Flag Day celebrations


Abdullah bin Zayed launches Flag Day celebrations


Saif bin Zayed: Flag Day is "day of truth"


Lubna Al Qasimi: "Flag Day consolidates sense of belonging to the homeland"


Nahyan launches UAE Flag website


Country celebrates Flag Day today


Flag Day Initiative launched