The UAE Flag Day is here once again and the popular Kite Beach in Dubai is decorated with a flag garden with red, green, white, and black — the colours of the UAE flag.
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Ever since the event was launched in 2013, Kite Beach has been adorned with hundreds of UAE flags, hence the name: Flag Garden.
This 2020, the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, has launched the seventh edition of ‘Flag Garden’ at Kite Beach in Jumeirah, in response to the call from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to celebrate Flag Day.
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum in UAE Flag Garden 2020
The ‘Flag Garden’ features 4,000 UAE flags arranged to create portraits of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince.
Mona Al Marri, Director General of the Government of Dubai Media Office, said: “The annual Flag Garden is part of our efforts to highlight our country’s history and unique achievements and promote national solidarity and patriotism through creative initiatives. This year’s edition of Flag Garden seeks to honour the vision of our leadership and their steadfast commitment to social and economic development, which has helped the UAE join the ranks of the world’s most progressive nations.”
She also thanked Dubai Municipality for providing the venue and hosting the Flag Garden every year.
Nehal Badri, Director of Brand Dubai, said: “The Flag Garden is one of Brand Dubai’s initiatives that seek to convey national messages through artistic projects in uniquely memorable ways. This year’s Flag Garden has created aerial portraits of our leaders to highlight the role of visionary leadership in national development. The initiative is also part of Brand Dubai’s endeavour to create unique experiences that make public spaces in Dubai more vibrant and engaging.”
Shaima Al Suwaidi, City Branding Manager, Brand Dubai, said the Flag Garden is held every year to highlight the significance of UAE Flag Day and honour national icons. She invited the public to visit the seventh edition of event being held at Kite Beach in Jumeirah. The visitor-friendly event offers platforms for taking photographs against the backdrop of the flags, she added.
Capture the UAE Spirit in Kite Beach’s “Flag Garden”
Back in 2013, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, launched Flag Day. It is a national campaign that pays tribute to the emirates’ past, dynamic present, and bright future.
Video: Flag Garden in Kite Beach, Dubai
Here’s an amazing snapshot of the Flag Garden shared by the Dubai Media Office, Dubai Press Club and Brand Dubai this year, with over 4000 Flags arranged in the faces of UAE Leaders, portraits of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
.@DXBMediaOffice, @DubaiPressClub and @Brand_Dubai celebrate #UAEFlagDay at #Dubai’s Flag Garden, which features 4,000 UAE flags arranged to create a portrait of @HHShkMohd & and @HamdanMohammed. pic.twitter.com/ySbQrev4Lg
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) November 3, 2020
Fast Facts about the UAE Flag
Did you know? The flag of the United Arab Emirates was created on 2nd December 1971, along with the unification of the seven emirates that we know today. It consists of four colours, each with its own meaning and significance:
- Red – courage, hardiness, and strength
- Green – growth, prosperity, and hope
- White – peace, honesty, and neutrality
- Black – strength of mind, defeat of enemies
The UAE Flag Day is usually commemorated on 3rd November. It’s not going to be a public holiday (i.e. we still have work and school), but everyone can certainly join in the celebration. You will see flags raised everywhere!