His Excellency Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Community Development (DCD), stated: “The UAE flag symbolizes a journey teeming with major pioneering achievements in numerous areas of business and creativity. It also reaffirms that history is not measured by a nation's age, but through its achievements and clear vision. Our nation has proven that impossible is just a word, as it realized various ambitions and dreams. The latest dream it accomplished was reaching Mars and taking its flag to the frontiers of space, as it simultaneously fulfilled other achievements that contribute to the Centennial 2071 vision, which aims to ensure the UAE's leadership among the world's nations.
H.E. Al Khaili added: "The UAE Flag Day is a national occasion that bolsters our people's pride in the nation for the many milestones we have reached in all walks of life and fields of science. These milestones prove the UAE's ability to proceed in the righteous path drawn by its founder, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, since the Union was established, and the flag raised in 1971. Since then, the nation has faced great changes and challenges that played a major role in moving forward towards achieving development and prosperity and providing a dignified life for all members of society. On this occasion, we reiterate our loyalty to our homeland under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE President. We promise more achievements as we advance the nation's stature in various fields regionally and globally. We will do so by supporting the comprehensive development process, while preparing sustainable strategies and plans to attain the highest levels of quality and efficiency."
H.E. Al Khaili emphasized the importance of celebrating Flag Day to raise awareness and educate the young generation about this day's value and significance. Flag Day embodies national pride and motivation to carry on the nation's journey of prosperity and development. It is a national occasion for our young men and women to be introduced to the founders' efforts in building the UAE, facing challenges and conquering the impossible, until the nation attained an advanced standing among the world's countries under the leadership of the best successor to a great predecessor.