Part of Dubai Customs celebrations of the Flag Day
In celebration of the UAE Flag Day, Dubai Customs hoisted the flag of the nation at its Headquarters and customs centers. A series of events coincided with the national occasion.
H.E Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Dubai Customs Director, who joined employees along with Executive Directors, to observe the day, said: “Today marks our deep and instilled love for this land, in tune with the initiative of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to show the true essence of the Emirati people in paying tribute to their nation. It also reminds us of those who sacrificed their souls for the loved flag.”
This day, he said, is celebrated to express our loyalty to the President of the United Arab Emirates H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. “This is the day we raise the flag to say a big thank you to the UAE founders and our leaders for the unified nation we live in today.”
The ceremony was long anticipated by all DC staff and executives who gathered at 12:00pm, the zero hour announced by H.H Sheikh Mohammed for the national flag to be raised across all government institutions. The national anthem was played and 3 customs officers marched towards the flag pole and briskly hoisted it; while all employees chanted the national anthem before the nation’s flapping flag.
The celebration took place at the DC Headquarters’ main gate, bringing along also some customers and members of the public to take part in the event and express their love and appreciation to this country. They were welcomed by DC staff who shared UAE flags and printed scarfs with them in an overwhelming spontaneous gesture, as if to say “The UAE flag unites us.”