In response to the Flag Day initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, on the occasion of the state festivities for the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan’s rule, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity Establishment raised the national flag over its main headquarters in Dubai. Leading the flag raising were His Excellency Ibrahim Bu Melha, Consultant of His Highness Ruler of Dubai for Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Establishment; His Excellency Nabil Gargash, and Saleh Zaher, the President of the Establishment; the employees of Accounting Diwan, Dubai branch; and the employees of Al Mazmi Advocates and Legal Consultants Law firm. A gathering of the honorable public also attending the flag raising.
After raising the flag, Ibrahim Bu Melha said “This national initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai embodies the meaning of societal unity for the building and glory of this dear nation. The care for this flag, which expresses our cohesion around our wise leadership and its lofty hoisting, results in a positive outcome. The broad shadow of flag, by which all the national citizens are protected as they belong to it, supports them under the wise leadership of His Highness Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the UAE and his brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and their brothers, Their Highnesses, honorable Rulers of the Emirates, who pay paramount concern to providing the means of an honorable life to all national citizens.”
Bu Melha emphasized that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan and Sheikh Rashid bin Said Al Maktoum paved the way for unity and development when they hoisted the Flag with their brothers, the rulers of the emirates, to build this nation. He pronounced:
“All must follow on the same path. This is the same message by which the Flag Day initiative takes root in the hearts of this nation’s people. The flag carries the symbolism of affiliation and loyalty to this nation, following the steps of earlier founders who raised the banner of the country high. Now, we reap the fruits of their labors and are protected by the flag. Both us and our children are safeguarded and nurtured. This benevolence shall extend to the future generations, Allah willing.”