10 Facts to know before “UAE Flag Day”

October 29, 2018

The UAE Flag day which is on the 3rd of November is a few days away, and what better way to celebrate it than learning 10 interesting facts about the flag of the country we love and live in.


1- The Flag was first introduced and used on the 2nd of December, 1971.

2- The Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan founder and father of the UAE was the first person to hoist the flag.

3- The UAE Flag day was founded and established 5 years ago by Vice President and Ruler of Dubai H.H, Shiekh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum back in 2013.

4- The UAE Flag day coincides with the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s first day as president of the Emirates.

5- Only The UAE president is allowed to raise the flag with the falcon emblem on it, which is known as “The UAE Presidential Flag”.

6- The flag itself was designed through a competition sponsored by Al Diwan Al Amiri, also known as “Diwan Al Re’asa” in Abudhabi, which lead to the creation of the current flag.

7- The winner of that competition was Abdullah Mohammed Al Ma’enah which later on became the State Minister for the UAE Foreign Ministry.

8- The inspiration of the design itself came from verses from a poem written by Safi-u-ddin Al Hali.

9- If the flag is positioned vertically, the red part should be on top, and the black part should be on the left.

10- Each color of the flag represents a certain trait and aspect of the country.



Its a day to remember and celebrate the achivements of the founding fathers and how they affected and transformed the Emirates shaping it to what it is now.

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