Ten facts about the UAE flag ahead of Flag Day celebrations

Ahead of national Flag Day celebrations on Thursday, we share ten facts about the country's flag - how many did you know?

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan hoisting the Federation Flag with the Rulers of the Emirates following the declaration of the Union, 2nd December 1971 
National Archives images supplied by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs to mark the 50th anniverary of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan becaming the Ruler of Abu Dhabi. *** Local Caption ***  15.jpg
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The country's fifth flag day will be celebrated across the country on Thursday.

Though Flag Day is usually held on November 3, the Government called on all ministries, federal bodies and their affiliates to raise the UAE flag at 11am on Thursday as a show of unity, patriotism and loyalty to the Emirates and its leadership.

Brush up on your UAE flag facts ahead of celebrations here:

The flag can be seen flying proudly across the UAE, as you can see in our gallery below.


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