H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Calls to Raise Nation’s Flag on November 1

DUBAI, 23rd October, 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has called on the UAE people and government entities to raise the nation’s flag on November 1 at 11am.

On his Twitter page, H.H. tweeted: “Dear brothers and sisters, the UAE will soon celebrate the Flag Day. Our flag is a symbol of our unity and pride. I call on the people of the UAE and government entities to raise the nation’s flag on November 1 at 11 am.”

The UAE Flag Day is an annual occasion which falls on November 3, in conjunction with the anniversary of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s assumption of office as the leader of the country.

It is marked with the flag being hoisted across all government departments and buildings across the emirates.

Government departments, organisations, private sector companies, schools, colleges and individuals will join in celebrating the UAE’s Flag Day with a plethora of activities in which Emiratis and residents come together to signify their shared love of the country.

The UAE flag can be placed on light-posts during national holidays. The flag should be hung horizontally with the red part on top. It is forbidden for any other flag to be hung on the same street.

As for The UAE Presidential Flag, with the presidential emblem at its centre, it should not be used or hoisted under any circumstances on the outside or inside of federal buildings. This is because the flag represents the president, and he is the only person authorised to raise it.