Masdar Institute staff, faculty, students converged outside the iconic Knowledge Center to raise the UAE colors in response to the call of the country’s leadership to honor the symbol of pride and honor on UAE Flag Day.
A UAE large flag was unfurled by Hamza Kazim, Vice-President for Operations and Finance, and Dr. Abdullah Al Hefeiti, Acting Dean of Students and Dean of Library at 11.00 am, following which all assembled at the venue raised the UAE national flag while the national anthem played. The annual UAE Flag Day celebrations commemorates the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the UAE Presidency.
This year’s UAE Flag Day had special significance at Masdar Institute as UAE nationals currently constitute more than 52% of the student body while more than 20% of faculty members are Emiratis.
3 November, 2016