November 3, 2018 is UAE Flag Day in the United Arab Emirates (علم دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة). This year in 2018, the annual holiday of UAE Flag Day will be celebrated before the original date of the Flag Day in UAE which is on November 1. The event marks Sheikh Khalifa’s accession as president of the United Arab Emirates after his father’s Shaikh Zayed’s death in 2004 the founder of the UAE. Flag Day ceremony is marked on November 3 every year, which is also the anniversary of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan taking office. This UAE Flag Day holiday has been celebrated every year since 2013 on 3rd November.
This year in 2018, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai United Arab Emirates, declared the celebration on November 1 as 3rd November happens to be a Saturday and Saturday is a leave day in most of the part of the UAE. Almost all the government offices remains closed on Saturday in United Arab Emirates.
The UAE flag is mainly a symbol of pride, devotion and belonging for both Emiratis people and millions of expats which are working for UAE growth. All these people ready to celebrate the UAE Flag Day which falls on November 1.
This is the UAE Flag Day pictures which will be celebrated on 1st November and then the big event for the country patriotism which is celebrated as UAE National Day 2018(Arabic: اليوم الوطني; Al Yawm Al Watani”) is celebrated on 2 December each year in the United Arab Emirates.
A national flag is a sign of pride, loyalty, and identification for people of UAE who call the country their home. It is a permanent symbol of the ideals a country signifies. On November 1, when schools and offices around the whole Emirates celebrate the National Flag day 2018, it’ll once again show how special the UAE is, not only for the Emiratis but also for the masses of expatriates who call this place their second home.
On this day the UAE flag is upraised across all government offices, buildings and homes everywhere across all the Emirates.
All members of the United Arab Emirates community, including all the private firms, strongly participate in this happy occasion.
“The UAE flag is a symbol of our union, strength and a source of pride for our forefathers and sons,” said Fadheela Al Muaini, deputy chairman of the UAE Journalist Association.
The meaning of colours in the United Arab Emirates flags represents.
Red Colour: Red represents hardiness, bravery, strength and courage. The vertical red band can also be interpreted as uniting all the other aspects.
Green Colour: Green represents hope, joy, optimism and love. It can also symbolize the country’s prosperity.
White Colour: White represents peace and honesty while also symbolizing the generosity and humanitarian works carried out in the UAE. White is the purest colour, and is interpreted by some to symbolize cleanliness.
Black Colour: Contrary to popular belief, the black band does not represent oil. It stands for the defeat of enemies, and also strength of mind.
Emirati man has plan to decorate home with 100,000 UAE flags
Humaid Obaid Al Ali, a local UAE national guy, who lives in Umm Al Quwain’s Al Butain area, raising one big UAE flag on UAE Flag Day in his house was never enough. He and his family and staff, plans to decorate his home and living places with flags of every size. Last year in 2017, he had a total of 60,000 flags, some of the flags covering the walls, others hanging in garlands everywhere in his house.
This year, I am planning to decorate my home with more flags, actually up to 100,000 to show my respect, love and loyalty to my beloved home country and prudent leaders. It always takes Al Ali a week to complete the work. This, actually, requires a lot of hard work, which needs all hands on deck, all my family members, my workers, and some staff from the company I bought the flags from.
Although Flag Day isn’t a public holiday, it’s still a very special event. All government departments all over the country have been asked to raise the UAE flag for the day. You’ll be able to see flags all over the place, in shopping malls, on people’s houses and cars everywhere in the whole United Arab Emirates (علم دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة).