Nationals and expats stand shoulder-to-shoulder at commemorative celebrations.
United Arab Emirates: National and expat employees of Emirates Global Aluminium (“EGA”) participated in corporate flag-raising ceremonies yesterday at the company’s two operating subsidiaries in the UAE, in celebration of Flag Day and demonstrating their pride in the nation they call ‘home’. The EGA flag-raising events took place simultaneously at Dubai Aluminium (“DUBAL”, also known as Jebel Ali Operations) and Emirates Aluminium (“EMAL”, also known as Al Taweelah Operations).
Flag Day was created by H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai) to mark the anniversary of H H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE. It is held annually on 3 November. In keeping with the theme announced by the UAE Ministry of Culture, ‘We are all soldiers of the UAE, each in this field’, the EGA ceremonies invited employees to ‘take your place as a soldier of the UAE’.
“The UAE flag represents the justice, peace, tolerance, power and moderation which allow Emiratis and residents of the country to live in security and stability; and enjoy a high quality lifestyle,” says Abdulla Kalban (MD & CEO: EGA). “As a proudly Emirati-owned and operated business, EGA not only benefits from the same attributes but is also committed to ‘giving back’ to our nation by building a legacy of excellence for the UAE. It is therefore an honour and a privilege for us – as a business and individual employees – to take our place as the nation’s soldiers and to celebrate Flag Day each year.”