Planning to celebrate UAE's Flag Day? Here's what you need to know...

Planning to celebrate UAE's Flag Day? Here's what you need to know...

29 Oct 2017

Flag guidelines for the November 2 celebrations have been announced

With preparations on for the celebration of UAE’s Flag Day on November 2, the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has launched a public awareness campaign on various social media platforms to educate people on how they can use the UAE flag on private and public institutions or buildings this upcoming Flag Day.

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According to Engineer Khalaf Khalaf, Director of Standards Department at ESMA, the quality of the textile used for the production of the flag should be in perfect accordance with the climatic conditions of the particular country (in terms of being exposed to light, humidity, or water) where the UAE flag is going to be raised, such as on any consulate or diplomat based buildings. Whether the flag has been imported or produced locally, it needs to be created according to the approved measurements, with the appropriate grades of the four colours used in making the UAE flag.

Be warned: there will be local authorities inspecting the flags in each Emirate, to ensure that the standards are being followed.

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For all those of you who are eagerly waiting to celebrate the Flag Day, if the flag you are using is made of nylon, the weight should be more than 122.5 grams per square meter, and if the flag is made out of polyester, it should be more than 155 grams per meter square.

Be sure to follow these guidelines, so you can celebrate this special occasion correctly.