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UAE Flag Day: Rulers pledge commitment to upholding country's values

Khaleej Times logo Khaleej Times 03/11/2021 Waheed Abbas
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As the clock struck 11am on November 3, UAE flags started fluttering in unity across the country.

The UAE Flag Day marks the accession anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the President of the country.

Joining the celebrations from the Expo 2020 site was His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who hoisted the flag at Al Wasl Plaza. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, posted an inspirational message.

The country’s public and private entities and residents came together as one to hoist their national pride on the UAE Flag Day.

Hundreds of students from public and private schools and trainees from the Dubai Police Academy, as well a number of senior citizens took part in the celebration at the Expo 2020 venue to express their allegiance and love for their homeland.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid . He was accompanied by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council, and Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“We have chosen to celebrate UAE Flag Day at a place that brings the world together to achieve the goal of creating a better future for humanity. On this occasion, we reaffirm our commitment to realising the values on which the Union was founded and building bridges of cooperation with nations across the world to shape a better future for the planet,” Sheikh Mohammed said.

He noted that the UAE Flag Day celebrations are taking place at a time when the country is poised to enter a new phase of growth and success after its remarkable recovery from the global pandemic that proved its resilience and ability to overcome any challenge.

The UAE Flag has been witness to 50 years of achievements and a comprehensive development process initiated by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed added.

These ideals have continued to inspire the UAE’s progress under the leadership of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Their Highnesses Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the Emirates. The UAE flag will continue to be a symbol of the determination of UAE citizens to lead, excel, and create solid foundations for the future, he added.

Taking to Twitter on the day, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan also .

“Fifty years ago, a historic design competition was held to choose the flag that would represent our country on the world stage. On the occasion of Flag Day, the UAE flag is flown with pride across each of the seven Emirates in an enduring display of national unity,” he posted on Twitter.

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