His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has encouraged all ministries, government departments, and institutions to proudly hoist the UAE flag at 10am on November 3. This clarion call marks the 11th annual celebration of the UAE Flag Day.
While the occasion is not a public holiday, it’s a significant day of unity for both Emiratis and expatriates. Citizens and residents alike will gather to raise the flag in various locations, including offices, schools, parks, and other venues.
“We celebrate Flag Day on November 3. On this day, we celebrate the flag of the homeland and raise it together. We call on all the people of the country to take part in the national initiative,” Sheikh Mohammed expressed on platform X.
Initiated in 2013, Flag Day is an annual commemoration of the country’s union and achievements. According to the UAE government website, the flag’s colors have profound meanings:
Green symbolizes hope, joy, optimism, love, and the nation’s prosperity.
White stands for peace and honesty.
Black denotes the defeat of adversaries and showcases strength of mind.
Red signifies hardiness, bravery, strength, and courage.
This year, as the UAE marks the 11th celebration, the nation comes together once again to keep its flag flying high and honor the values it represents.