The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) took part in a nation-wide Flag Day celebrations in the context of the ongoing response to the national initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in 2012.
The initiative, which was concurrent with the anniversary of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, taking the reins of the nation, calls for hoisting the UAE flag at the premises of all organizations, homes and public utilities across the UAE.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the RTA, hoisted the state flag at the entrance of the Union Metro Station in the presence of CEOs, Directors, and employees of the RTA as well as scores of Dubai Metro riders. Al Tayer also put the last lego piece of an artistic design replicating the UAE flag at the Union Metro Station, comprising 146 thousand pieces of Lego which makes it the largest ‘Lego Flag’ globally. Such arty design has been accomplished by a British artist aided by a bunch of RTA employees and visitors of the station.
“The third of November will remain a prominent day in our lives that has been charted by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who showed us how to express our belonging to a piece-loving nation.
The UAE flag is a symbol of our pride in a state that has competently carved a niche for itself among the world’s civilized nations. The selection of the Union Station augurs well for the name of the Federation; the backbone of the UAE’s prosperity, unity, and development,” he added.
Events of the Day also included wrapping 6 public transport means in the UAE flag; comprising 3 buses of different designs, in addition to one abra, one water taxi, and one Dubai Ferry. 45 taxicabs were also wrapped in the UAE flag, and 20 thousand brochures with enclosed models of UAE flag were also distributed at metro and bus stations to raise public awareness of how to properly use the flag, and the civilized practices that ought to be adhered to in dealing with the UAE flag. More info