Under the motto ‘Raise it high... to keep it high’
The United Arab Emirates University celebrated ‘Flag Day’ on Thursday 3rd November 2016 in response to the invitation of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to increase the culture of respecting the flag as a symbol of the nation and to increase loyalty, coinciding with the celebration of the day of accession of his Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, on the 3rd November.
His Excellency Dr. Ali Rashid Al Noaimi, Chancellor of the University said that his beloved nation enjoys the respect and appreciation of all people living on his land from different nationalities and cultures, saying: "the Flag Day is a day to honor homeland, celebrating this national occasion is only a simple thank you for the leadership of the beloved homeland". Dr Al Noaimi noted that UAEU is always keen to adopt initiatives, in this case, to establish a set of values in the raising the flag initiative, especially since this day is a reflection of the aspirations of the people and the homeland.
His Excellency explained that this day also celebrates the overall empowerment process led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The United Arab Emirates has become the best model of human progress and civilization, adding "this occasion has a unique symbolism, under our wise leadership who does everything for us to be as we are, the happiest people on the happiest land", stressing that the achievements celebrated by the nation are the result of decades of hard work by the generous givers.
In turn, Dr. Mohamed Albaili, Vice Chancellor of UAEU, praised the University's role in instilling values of loyalty in its students, and contributing to make the flag a part of the comprehensive national vision, especially since it represents the noblest meanings; peace, justice, tolerance, strength and moderation, so everyone enjoys a dignified life. Dr Albaili said "the participation of our students is the embodiment of the image of the community and national cohesion lived by the people of this nation."