Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah erect 120-metre flagpoles for National Day
Two 120-metre flagpoles in Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah have been erected for National Day.
Trident Support, a Dubai-based company, has erected five similar flagpoles in the UAE over the past five years.
Last year, the company erected 120-metre flagpoles in Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman and the previous year a 123-metre flagpole at Flag Island (Al Jazeera Island) in Sharjah. They also erected a 75-metre flagpole earlier this month in Khor Fakkan for Shurooq, the Sharjah government investment body, which will also be commissioned on National Day. This was a follow-up to three 75-metre flagpoles built and erected for Shurooq in 2013 in the cities of Al Dhaid, Dibba Al Hisn and Kalba.
The most recent flagpoles were completed under a contract awarded in August with the Federal Ministry of Public Works, which included additional civil works performed by Sharjah General Contracting Company (SGCC).
The events come in the wake of a 2012 decree by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, who ruled that every emirate should have its own flagpole.
Trident Support builds record-breaking tall flagpoles. Its first project was the Abu Dhabi pole at 123 metres, which held the record for the tallest in the world when it was built in 2002.