His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, yesterday inaugurated ‘Flag Island’ in the presence of Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, a project undertaken by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), in collaboration with the Sharjah Department of Public Works and a number of government bodies and departments.

Marking the UAE’s 41st National Day, Sheikh Sultan raised the UAE flag on a 123 metre-high pole, considered to be the 7th highest flagpole in the world.

Sheikh Sultan honoured Emirati citizen Monzir who suggested the of construction the flagpole through the ‘Direct Line’ Programme which is aired on Sharjah Radio.

The world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa, is illuminated in the colours of the national flag to mark the 41st National Day celebrations.

A symbol of UAE’s civic pride, Burj Khalifa is saluting the nation’s visionary leadership and the spirit of solidarity that marks the 41st National Day celebration, with a spectacular illumination of the global icon featuring the colours of the national flag on the façade of the tower’s uppermost levels, until December 7.
Burj Khalifa
The world’s tallest building’s highest levels will be at its resplendent best every evening through the UAE National Day celebrations in red, green and white, inspired by the national flag colours, gleaming elegantly against the backdrop of the night sky.