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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 13 November 2018

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid urges nation to celebrate UAE Flag Day  

Vice President and Ruler of Dubai calls for a show of unity on November 1

Emiratis and residents come together every year on Flag Day. Silvia Razgova / The National
Emiratis and residents come together every year on Flag Day. Silvia Razgova / The National

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid is urging residents to come together in celebration of the nation – ahead of UAE Flag Day.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai issued a call for the public to put their pride on display on the banner occasion, which will this year be held at 11am on November 1.

The annual event – which marks Sheikh Khalifa being sworn in as President in 2004 following the death of his father, Sheikh Zayed – has previously been held on November 3.

In a post on his Twitter account, Sheikh Mohammed pointed out the flag is a symbol unity that will soon be raised in space.

"Brothers and sisters, our nation celebrates flag day soon. The symbol of our sovereignty and unity," he said.

The country’s flag will be raised at government and private buildings across the seven emirates, from Abu Dhabi to Fujairah.

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