It was instructed that the flag should be hoisted at 10 am in all the ministries, government departments and institutions of the country. Schools, government institutions, individuals and business establishments all hoisted the flag as per Sheikh Mohammad’s instructions. The National Anthem was also played during the hoisting of the flag.
The colors of the UAE flag are red, green, white and black. Specific guidelines are given for the use of the flag. The flag should be rectangular in shape. Colors should be in correct order at half height of width. Inspection should be done every 45 days in places where flags are kept permanently. The flag should be checked for any problems. Desecrating the flag is an offense in the UAE. It is an offense punishable by imprisonment and fine.
The national flag was designed in Dubai in 1971. It was designed by 19-year-old Abdullah Al Maina at the time. Etihad newspaper held a competition to design the flag that day. More than a thousand people had come to participate in the competition. Abdullah Al Maina’s design of the flag was inspired by the poetry of poet Safiuddin Al Hali.
The national flag will be flown at government buildings, homes, private offices, parks and beaches to show the pride of the UAE. Our pride and unity must remain forever. Sheikh Mohammed tweeted that the symbol of our pride should fly high in the sky.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the father of the nation of UAE, raised the national flag of the country for the first time. The green color in the UAE flag symbolizes growth, prosperity and cultural excellence. The red color also represents the foundation of the nation’s formation. White color indicates charitable contributions. Black color. It is indicative of the strength of the Emiratis and their antipathy to injustice and extremism. Flags for official use in government institutions should be made of polyester or heavy polyamide yarns. The law in UAE is that everyone should treat the national flag with the respect it deserves. Anyone who insults or misuses the flag can be jailed for up to 25 years or fined up to Dhs five lakh.
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