Khalifa University Community Marks UAE Flag Day

Campuses Decked in UAE National Colors as Entire Community Joins to Collectively Raise Flags

The entire community of students, staff and faculty members of Khalifa University of Science and Technology marked the UAE Flag Day with enthusiasm and traditional national fervor by raising the national flags during a ceremony organized at the Main and Sas Al Nakhl Campuses.

The UAE National flags – a symbol of pride, loyalty and belonging for both Emiratis and expats – fluttered across both campuses as patriotic cheers marked the event when those gathered raised the flags to the accompaniment of the UAE National Anthem. The national flag was hoisted by Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice-President, Khalifa University. Other senior members of the KU management were present on the occasion.

The Flag Day is celebrated on November 3 every year to mark the accession of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. It is a national occasion where people of the UAE remember the efforts of the founders of the country, including the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and other leaders for their sacrifice and contribution towards establishing the UAE.

This year, those who cannot raise a flag at home or workplace will have the opportunity to do so in the virtual world from anywhere on Earth, thanks to an initiative by the Ministry of Education. The ministry has created an online platform for UAE citizens and residents to proudly raise the national flag electronically.

The UAE National Flag, which represents UAE citizens and the values such as dignity, pride, achievement, safety, peace, and happiness, is used at all national events, as well as religious, social, sporting and other occasions, internally and externally.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
3 November 2019