UAE flags have gone up at Amana office buildings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in solidarity with UAE troops. The flags were unfurled following the September 4 attack in Yemen that left 52 UAE soldiers martyred. On September 16, his Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, called on people to hoist the UAE flag in every corner of the country as a sign of solidarity.

Upcoming UAE National Events

  • November 2 – Flag Day: A celebration started in 2013 by Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and marks the day Sheikh Khalifa became UAE President.
  • November 30 – Martyrs’ Day: Announced this year by President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to recognize the sacrifices and dedication of Emirati martyrs, who have given their lives in the UAE and abroad in the field of civil, military and humanitarian service.
  • December 2 – National Day: Marks the UAE’s formal nationalization from the British Protectorate Treaties which ended on December 1, 1971 and the eventual, federal unification of the seven emirates which combined to form the modern-day country.