View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Monday, December 1, 2008

UAE Draped in Flags

Several weeks ago an encouragement went out to residents and businesses of the UAE asking them to hoist a flag above their homes and buildings on National Day.

It is amazing to see people taking up the challenge in the lead up to UAE National Day on the 2nd December.

Power and lamp poles are adorned with flags, as are taxis and private cars. Travelling around a city like Fujairah at night the CBD is aglow with festive lights all over the face of skyscrapers and contributing an air of celebration.

It all adds up to a wholesome pride in the country expressed by both Emiratis and expatriates.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Power and lamp poles are adorned with flags.