The UAE flag represents justice, peace, tolerance, power and moderation. The red colour symbolizes the sacrifices of those who laid the foundations for the union. Green symbolizes growth, prosperity and cultural renaissance. White displays charitable contributions and support for security and peace in the world. While, black reflects the strength of Emiratis, and their rejection of injustice and extremism.
Residents, schools and government institutions in the country are being encouraged to raise the UAE flag at 11:00 am today.
The open invite has come from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Flag Day is celebrated on November 3 every year to mark the accession of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
According to the Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, the UAE flag law states: “Any person who publicly drops, damages or in any way insults the Union flag, the flag of any member emirate in the Union on the flag of any other country as a result of disgust or contempt of the powers of the Union, the emirates or the relevant countries, shall be punished by prison for a period of no more than six months and a fine of no more than Dh1,000.”