Celebrate Flag Day with “UAE 1971”

Flag standard and measurements to be followed


DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be celebrating Flag Day on Friday, November 3. The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) has announced the proper standards when displaying the UAE flag.

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The authority advised everyone who is preparing to celebrate the Flag Day this weekend. The right size and textile structure must be followed.


The UAE was formed in 1971 and the UAE Cabinet has approved the mandatory standard that bears the “UAE 1971”.


“The UAE standard specifies the requirements of the UAE flag, a mandatory list, which includes specific color grades used in the four colors that make up the flag, approved main measurements, textiles used in manufacturing, and respect for weather, temperature and humidity,” Engineer Khalaf Khalaf, Director of the Standards Department at ESMA, said.


Private and public buildings in the country decorate the UAE flag during the Flag Day and National Day celebrations. ESMA wanted to make sure that there is a unified general image of the country’s flag.


The flag should have the right measurements of lengths and dimensions, textile structure, and consistency of color when exposed to water, light or heat.


“The minimum weight made of [ordinary] polyester material should not be less than 155 grams per square meter and made of nylon and the weight should not be less than 122.5 grams per square meter,” the director added for temporary facilities where UAE Flag Day celebrations or festivals will be taking place.


Meanwhile, Sharjah and Dubai will be hosting two separate events to celebrate the special day. Sharjah will be hosting the biggest national gathering to raise the UAE flag on 11 a.m., Thursday, November 2, on Flag Island under the theme “The UAE of Giving and Generosity”.


Dubai Festival City will also attempt to create the largest human UAE flag on the same day on the waterfront at Festival Bay. Everyone is welcome to attend which will take place from 8 a.m. onwards.



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