Tomorrow, November 3, at 11 a.m., people will hoist hundreds of thousands of flags at once in response to the UAE Vice-appeal. President’s The annual Flag Day celebration by Emiratis and ex-pats will be going on for its tenth year this year. On this day, flags are flown with pride at public buildings, business establishments, residences, public spaces, parks, and beaches.
“Our flag will remain raised.. the symbol of our pride and unity will remain.. the banner of our pride, glory, and sovereignty will remain high in the sky,” declared His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in a tweet reminding citizens of the day.
You should be aware of the following information regarding the national emblem:
- The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the country’s founding father, raised the UAE flag for the first time on December 2, 1971.
- Etihad Airways launched the UAE flag into orbit last year. The flag traveled at a speed of 5.5 meters per second and reached a height of 32,182 meters. It took 2 hours, and 52 minutes to complete the flight.
- In 2017, Sharjah unfurled the biggest flag ever. The banner, which was flown on a fixed flagpole and measured 70 meters in length and 35 meters in width, broke the Guinness World Record for the biggest flag.
- The UAE flag broke the record for size flown in free fall in 2019. The flag was 144.28 square meters in size. The Dubai Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, shared a video of a group of skydivers breaking the record by leaping over the Palm Jumeirah.
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