In response to the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai - may Allah protect him - to celebrate the Flag Day which is on the third of November every year, Student Affairs at Al Falah University invited academic and administrative staff members to celebrate this occasion. The affair is commemorated to aid citizens in renewing their loyalty to the Emirates’ leadership and belonging to the state and in gratitude to the great nation and founder of its new beginning, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - may Allah have mercy on him .
University President Prof. Adi Arida, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Amjad Al-Nasser, and all faculty and administrative staff participated in the activities of the day. Students also participated virtually via the Zoom app. Prof. Arida stated, "The Flag Day is an affirmation of the spirit of loyalty and true belonging to this generous nation, and the concept of sovereignty in a nation whose sons have been generous in providing every precious resources for the sake of its advancement, development, progress and growth."
He also added that Al Falah University is keen, within this initiative, to consolidate a set of values to be taught to the students, on top of which is the value of national unity, in addition to upholding the value of the flag as a basic identity of the United Arab Emirates.
It is worth noting that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, approved the “Flag Day” initiative on 11/12/2012 as an annual national event. The affair is celebrated by the people of the Emirates and residents of the country simultaneously with celebrating the day of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may Allah preserve him, who also assumed office on the third of November. The Flag Day initiative reflects the culture of respect for the flag and its sanctity as a symbol of the state's sovereignty and unity.