Mohammed bin Rashid hoisted UAE national flag to mark Flag Day
Schools and workplaces across the UAE gathered on Thursday to celebrate the third Flag Day and 12 years since the accession of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid hoisted the national flag in a grand event attended by over 20,000 school students, citizens and government officials.
The event was attended by people from over 120 counties now living in UAE. Schools and workplaces across the country gathered on Thursday to celebrate the third Flag Day and 12 years since the accession of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The flag Day emphasised the allegiance to the UAE flag, which is a symbol of the country's unity and greatness and represents our aspirations for a better future for the people of the UAE.
H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, hoisted the UAE flag at the yard of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi at 12:00 pm. Later, the UAE national Anthem was played.
The celebrations were attended by H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, and Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).
''On this bright historic day, hearts of all Emiratis across the country gather under the national flag, the symbol of our unity, progress and prosperity and their eyes look at the President whose prudent policy and farsighted vision make the flag flutter higher and higher, national unity stronger and people more united,'' Sheikh Hazza said to pay his respects on the occasion.
''The UAE flag will always remain flying high under the leadership of Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. We stand ready to sacrifice our lives for the sake of keeping the UAE flag flutter at lofty height,'' he added.