Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid invites the UAE to celebrate Flag Day on November 3

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai asked citizens and residents to hoist the country’s flag high at 11am

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid has invited the people of the UAE to celebrate the Flag Day on November 3.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai asked citizens and residents to hoist the country’s flag high at 11am.

“We call on our citizens, institutions and ministries to raise [the flag] on November 3 at 11am,” tweeted Sheikh Mohammed.

The Flag Day marks the accession of Sheikh Khalifa as President of the UAE, after his father's death in 2004. The holiday has been celebrated since 2013.

Flag Day is typically marked with a flag raising ceremony at schools and governmental entities while the national anthem is heard.

People are also encouraged to decorate their homes and cars in the colours of the UAE flag.

Made up of red, green, white and black rectangles, the colours represent courage, honesty, love and hope.

The flag was designed by Abdullah Al Maainah in 1971 after he saw an advertisement for a flag designing competition in Al Ittihad newspaper.

Strict laws govern how the flag is to be treated. All flags should be made from nylon and weigh more than 122.4 grams.

Flags are to be inspected every 45 days and changed every six months to avoid using the ones that look worn out.