: Dubai Financial Market (DFM) celebrated the “Flag Day”, as the UAE flag was hoisted and national anthem was played at the Trading Floor in the presence of DFM employees led by Rashid Hamad Al Shamsi, Vice Chairman. Attendees at the event also included DFM investors as well as employees of the brokerage firms.
Coinciding with the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession as UAE President on 3 November, the Flag Day is an annual celebration initiated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai in order to honor the flag through series of simultaneous events with nationwide participation from citizens and residents of the UAE.
As part of the celebration, DFM organized a competition for its employees on the history of the UAE. Various divisions of the exchange also competed to create art pieces signifying the occasion. DFM Trading Floor and offices have been decorated with UAE flags and banners honoring the occasion posted on the DFM website as part of various efforts to raise awareness of the importance of the UAE flag as a symbol of the nation’s past, present and future.
His Excellency Essa Kazim, Chairman of DFM said: “The Flag Day provides a unique and an unprecedented example of loyalty towards homeland and proudness of our flag as it is the source of our pride and is treasured in the hearts of UAE nationals and residents. We take this opportunity to emphasize on our deep-rooted loyalty to our beloved homeland and the astute leadership. We are honored to congratulate their highnesses the rulers of the UAE and people of this country. National occasions should serve as a sizeable opportunity to reiterate our commitment to further fortify the leading position of our country globally and achieve the excellence and prosperity our leadership is aspiring to in all sectors.”