Guidelines for UAE National Day celebrations


By Staff

Abu Dhabi — The Ministry of Interior (MoI), represented by the Traffic Coordination Department, has issued the guidelines for the 43rd National Day celebrations, including car decorations.

The MoI called upon motorists to comply with these requirements in all public areas across the country during the occasion. These requirements aim to provide safety, reduce traffic violations and accidents, and avoid penalties as stipulated by the Federal Traffic Law.

Brigadier Ghaith Hassan Al Zaabi, Director-General of the department, said: “The requirements set the legal regulations for decorating vehicles during the National Day celebrations. The specified requirements are to enable all sectors of society to express their happiness during this dear national occasion in a civilised manner. The ministry and the UAE police commands are keen to take proper measures so that the day’s celebrations are accident free, thus allowing everyone to enjoy the festivities.”

Under the guidelines, other than the official parade, there shall be no other parade — for any reason. All traffic laws and police instructions will have to be adhered to. More info

KT photo by Juidin Bernarrd – Employees of Standard Chartered broke the world record for the largest flag mosaic during the National Day celebrations at the bank’s tower in Emaar Square, Downtown Dubai, on Thursday. The mosaic was made of 6,000 footballs in four UAE national flag colours and was 280 square metres when it was completed. A Guinness World Records official, who was present, presented a certificate to the organisation confirming that it is a new record.