Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Travel, Tourism and Hotels


Iconic UAE destination raises world's largest flag during Flag Day celebrations

Sharjah, November 05, 2017:  The Flag Island, Sharjah's iconic tourist destination, has entered the Guinness World Records after raising the world's largest flag. The successful attempt formed part of the spectacular national festivities the island organised on Thursday and Friday as part of the nationwide Flag Day celebrations.

Measuring 70 metres in length and 35 metres in width, the flag broke the Guinness World Record for the largest flag hoisted on a fixed flagpole. The Flag Island had awarded Trident Flagpoles, a leading company specialised in designing and making banners and flags, to manufacture the huge red, green, black and white standard for the attempt. The day also featured the largest gathering of flag raising in the U.A.E., which was organized in cooperation with The Higher Committee of National Day Celebrations in Sharjah.

Kholood Al Junaibi, Manager of The Flag Island, pointed out that the new achievement adds to the portfolio of milestones made by The Flag Island, stressing the island's commitment to always achieving an impressive presence that reflects the stature of the UAE and Sharjah regionally and globally.  

“Since its inception, The Flag Island has proudly been a venue that has the UAE flag as its central showpiece, with its aim being to inculcate the values of patriotism and loyalty to our much-loved country,” said Al Junaibi.

“Inspired by Flag Day, a patriotic occasion that commemorates the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the President of the UAE, we were delighted to be successful in raising the world's largest flag. This marvellous achievement added an extra dimension to the significance of the day and captured the world's attention to the unity of the UAE, their allegiance to their wise leadership and their pride in their flag,” he added.

The Flag Island was the venue for the largest congregation of people in the UAE for the raising of the country's flag on the Flag Day. The destination celebrated the patriotic occasion that commemorates the accession of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan as President of the UAE with a rich programme of folklore shows and cultural activities designed to exemplify the spirit of union and loyalty to the nation and its wise leadership.

The celebrations taking place at The Flag Island featured traditional music shows inspired by Emirati heritage and drumming performances in the Emirati-Japanese ‘Kharsha' style. The island also hosted marine activities, a roller-skating and skateboarding parade, painting workshops and a ‘Kalinka' International Festival Contest, which comprised traditional Russian dance performances.

Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 7594 times
Posted on : Sunday, November 5, 2017  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Emirates' new Boeing 777 First Class product to debut in Europe
Next Story : Emirates dedicates 100th A380 livery to HH Sheikh Zayed with special tribute
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers


Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Bhima Jewellers Wows Women on International Women's Day
Foreo Declares 2018 the Year of Confidence
Beauty Indulgences for Mums this Mother's Day
Built for the Way We Communicate Today: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launches in the UAE
The Ultimate Mother's Day Beauty and Wellness Gifts
The Sheet Mask Trend
Design International to open doors at d3
Filorga Launches Lift Range
Tissot PRS 516 Alpine Limited Edition A sporting tribute
Rise and Shine with Sophie's
International fragrance houses look to Middle East as inspiration for global per...
SMCCU opens its doors for SIKKA Art Fair
Max launches its Inaugural Abaya Collection
“The Night of Italian Design” at D3 Attracts Design Enthusiasts
LULU Organic Food Activation
It's Mother's Day!
Al-Futtaim Honda launches 10th generation Honda Accord
Iconic milkshake brand Keventers to open 30 outlets across the UAE in 2018
Mother's Day Offer from Blush N Curls Salon
An Open Secret - The new Flying Regulator Open Gear provides deep insights
Luxury First: Range Rover Sv Coupé Debuts at Geneva Motor Show
Top Perfume Picks for Mother's Day @ Glambeaute.com
UAE Jiu-jitsu Federation® Conducted the Official Weigh-ins of Abu Dhabi Grand Sl...
Drink yourself to looking younger with Skinade
Reading Champions Declared at 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
The Global Sensation UFO Lands in Europe at Cosmoprof 2018
Preps for the Fazza Championships for Shooting Saktoun Riffle begin on March 11
Own your pores like a Bioré Princess!
A Meet & Greet with the Pakistani Cricket Sensation Umar Akmal
Nissan's e-POWER technology wins environmental award
OMEGA Launches its NATO Strap “Pop-Up Boutique” in Paris
The Dubai Mall unveils Fashion Avenue; the region's most prestigious luxury des...
Cadillac Alghanim kicks off world-class opportunity in Kuwait
Elina Svitolina takes New York by storm and wins it all!
Johnson's® Baby Launches Its First Semi-therapeutic Product Range
The V-Tox Facial by Linda Meredith Skincare
Discover the MISA Cho Gong Jin Oriental and Herbal Skincare Range from Missha
Arabian Healthcare Group and Dignity Health USA team up to expand world-class cl...
UAE's first ICU Symposium attracts over 150 of GCCs top healthcare professionals
Corporate Power Dressing redefined at Kachins Signature
Velvet Caviar meets Roger Dubuis Diva power
Dubai Customs commemorates 30th anniversary of the Harmonized System
Sanofi introduces innovative therapy to help address high unmet medical needs of...
Making First Impressions Finer
10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Ends with a Bang!
Alexey Firsov Solo Exhibition
PCFC, GDRFA conclude Successful Marriage program ahead of 7th Mass Wedding
Danube Properties is all set to sparkle with their latest “Jewelz”.
Evonik Acrylics Africa expands with a new location in Cape Town