5.75km long UAE flag is Afghan salesman's gift

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    By Sajila Saseendran /Abu Dhabi  www.khaleejtimes.com

    A gigantic UAE flag, about 5.75km long and 1.5m wide, has been made in an attempt to create a record while at the same time commemorate the country’s 44th National Day.

    Ibrahim Mohammad Saeed (right) shows his 5.75km long UAE Flag at his shop in Mussafah Industrial area, Abu Dhabi, on Monday. (Photo by Ryan Lim)
    Ibrahim Mohammad Saeed (right) shows his 5.75km long UAE Flag at his shop in Mussafah Industrial area, Abu Dhabi, on Monday.
    (Photo by Ryan Lim)

    The flag is a tribute to the nation and its people from Afghan expatriate Ibrahim Mohammad Saeed.

    A salesman with a trading company in Abu Dhabi, Ibrahim said he wanted to dedicate the massive flag to the country that gave a livelihood for his father, Saeed Mohammed, a security guard, for 45 years.

    Ibrahim and his two dozen friends worked for six hours every evening since the UAE Flag Day on November 3 to piece together 900 bundles of silk material in red, white, black and green colours. The flag pieces were made at different locations in Mussafah Industrial Area and Al Ain.

    “It was a big dream to complete the flag. We finished it yesterday (Sunday),” he told Khaleej Times on Monday.

    He said he spent about Dh100,000 for making the flag.

    Ibrahim is planning to display the flag on the Abu Dhabi Corniche for the National Day celebrations. He plans to hang the flag on the trunks of trees stretching along the Corniche Road from Emirates Palace Hotel towards Mina Zayed Port. More info

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