Keolis MHI Celebrates Flag Day

7th November 2023

Keolis MHI, a pioneering force in the transportation sector, renowned for its operations and maintenance of the Dubai Metro and operation of the Dubai Tram, proudly marked the annual Flag Day celebration. This significant occasion, initiated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on the 3rd of November each year, was commemorated with utmost reverence at the company's headquarters. 

Mr. Wallace Weatherill, the Managing Director of Keolis MHI, was in attendance, alongside executive directors, department heads, and dedicated employees who gathered around the flagpole for a united celebration, aligning with all institutions and entities in the nation. The national flag of the United Arab Emirates was raised high at 10 o'clock in the morning, as a symbol of unity and pride. 

On this auspicious occasion, Mr. Adel Al AlAwadhi, Marketing & Communications Director at Keolis MHI, expressed heartfelt congratulations and well-wishes on behalf of Keolis MHI to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice -President, Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. He extended his felicitations Their Highnesses, Members of the Supreme Council of the Federation, and Rulers of the Emirates, as well as to the government and the people of the Emirates on the remarkable occasion of Flag Day. 

Mr. Al Awadhi acknowledged that the UAE's flag represents a sacred trust handed down by the visionary founding fathers, notably the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid the foundations for the nation's progress. The flag, first hoisted on December 2, 1971, symbolizes the boundless ambitions of the UAE and its bright future. Keolis MHI, in recognition of this legacy, remains committed to contributing to the nation's ongoing prosperity. The company strives to provide sustainable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions and develop an exceptionally efficient and reliable transportation system, which, in turn, promotes smooth and secure mobility. By doing so, Keolis MHI actively supports the comprehensive development objectives of the United Arab Emirates.  

Flag Day serves as the inaugural chapter in the vibrant narrative of UAE National Day celebrations. Instituted by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, "Flag Day" has held a cherished place in the nation's annual calendar since its establishment in 2013. During this momentous occasion, citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates come together in unison, adorning homes and buildings with the state flag. The culmination of this heartfelt tradition occurs at noon, where the flag is hoisted, symbolizing profound respect and reverence for this cherished emblem. It stands not only as a symbol of the state's sovereignty but also as an enduring testament to the unity that binds the nation together.