Flag is symbol of unity, says Sheikha Fatima
The UAE flag represents the country and its citizens, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak said in a speech ahead of Flag Day. Flag Day is normally celebrated on November 3, the anniversary of the 2004 accession of President Sheikh Khalifa. This year it will be celebrated today, when people across the country will raise the flag at 11am. Raising the flag is done in a display of appreciation, said Sheikha Fatima, who is the chair of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. She called on Emiratis to protect the flag because it symbolises sovereignty and unity. Flag Day has been celebrated since 2013.