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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 14 December 2018

Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah erect 120-metre flagpoles for National Day

The two new flagpoles come in the wake of a 2012 decree from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, who ruled that every emirate should have its own flagpole.
One of the two 120m flagpoles being built in Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. Courtesy Trident Support Flagpoles
One of the two 120m flagpoles being built in Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. Courtesy Trident Support Flagpoles

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.

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