President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has hailed the UAE’s unity and the loyalty of its people at a ceremony to mark Flag Day in Abu Dhabi.
His Highness raised the UAE flag at Qasr Al Hosn as the national anthem played out.
Astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi, who recently completed the historic Arab space mission, also joined the celebrations.
On Flag Day, we stand in unity to raise the UAE flag which symbolises the pride and loyalty of the nation. As we join together to mark this occasion, I remain fully confident in the ability of the next generation to create a brighter future for all. pic.twitter.com/jzgEBRLOEI— محمد بن زايد (@MohamedBinZayed) November 3, 2023
Taking to his official social media channels, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, posted a special video to honour the flag, describing it as "the symbol of our union, the banner of our glory".
رمز اتحادنا .. راية مجدنا .. علم دولتنا .. علم الإمارات العربية المتحدة 🇦🇪 pic.twitter.com/1k4P1wYMgR— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) November 3, 2023
The occasion was marked by ministries, institutions, and residents to raising the national flag at 10:00 am.
Flag Day is celebrated on November 3 every year to mark the accession of Sheikh Khalifa as President in 2004.
This is the 11th year of the annual event, which was first celebrated in 2013.