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28 May 2023

'Flag Island' puts UAE flag on 123-metre high pole

By Staff

Ruler of Sharjah inaugurates 'Flag Island' with UAE flag on 123 metre-high pole

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday inaugurated ‘Flag Island’ in the presence of Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, a project undertaken by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in collaboration with the Sharjah Department of Public Works and a number of government bodies and departments.

Marking the UAE's 41st National Day, Sheikh Sultan raised the UAE flag on a 123 metre-high pole, considered to be the 7th highest flagpole in the world.

Sheikh Sultan honoured Emirati citizen Monzir who suggested the of construction the flagpole through the ‘Direct Line’ Programme which is aired on Sharjah Radio.

The world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, is illuminated in the colours of the national flag to mark the 41st National Day celebrations.

A symbol of UAE’s civic pride, Burj Khalifa is saluting the nation’s visionary leadership and the spirit of solidarity that marks the 41st National Day celebration, with a spectacular illumination of the global icon featuring the colours of the national flag on the façade of the tower’s uppermost levels, until December 7.

Burj Khalifa
The world’s tallest building’s highest levels will be at its resplendent best every evening through the UAE National Day celebrations in red, green and white, inspired by the national flag colours, gleaming elegantly against the backdrop of the night sky.

UAE flag flies 300m high in the sky\

Kele Contracting hoisted a massive UAE flag on D1 Tower.  
Almost 300 meters high in the air, the flag boasts being one of the highest in the region, if not in the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Andrew Elias, the company’s CEO, said, “Kele Contracting is observing this year’s national day by hoisting the highest  UAE flag on the exterior of the D1 Tower, allowing the UAE flag to take prominence on the skyline.”  

Only one flag on the track
Over 200 staff members Yas Marina Circuit congregated on-track this week to celebrate the UAE’s 41st Anniversary with a commemorative photo in front of a Formula Yas 3000 from the circuit’s own fleet of racing vehicles.
 “As we take a moment to reflect and celebrate the UAE’s many achievements over the past forty one years, we are also taking a moment to reflect upon our own journey,” said Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit.

Love for the flag
This magical display of love for the UAE flag dominated the landscape in Mirdiff, with some social networking sites claiming that pilots flying overhead were commenting on it.

Cars, banners, scarves
If there was a space where you could wear it or paint it, it was pretty much a done deal as the UAE flag graced the lives of Emiratis and expats across the country.



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