x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 January 2018

Help knit a giant UAE flag

As part of this year's National Day celebrations, everyone is invited to take part in a community craft project that starts on Saturday.

Knitters of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in an event to make a community crafted giant UAE flag as part of this year's National Day celebrations.

Knitting starts today from noon to 6pm at the Town Centre mall in Jumeirah (next to Mercato Mall) with participants attempting to craft as many 4x4-inch squares as they can in green, red, black or white. The completed squares will then be joined together to build the UAE flag.

From 4 to 6pm, you can also watch Dubai's second annual "speed knitting" championships, where expert needle clackers will have two minutes to knit like crazy. The winner is the one who completes the most stitches.

If you want to contribute to the knitted flag but can't make today's event, you can still bring your own 4x4 inch squares to the Craft Land shop, also in Town Centre mall, where the ever-growing flag will be made and displayed, anytime until December 2.

For more details visit www.mycraftland.com