Raise it high… raise it proud.

November 2 marks UAE Flag Day, which is all about honouring the country’s past, present and future – as well as, of course, its flag.

Here are some of our favourite photos and videos of the occasion so far.

1. This year, the flags at Kite Beach have been placed to create the face of Sheikh Zayed – and it looks amazing.

2. Sheikh Mohammed and his daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila, celebrated Flag Day with some young friends.

3. The Burj Al Arab waved a giant flag…

4. There was a human flag at Dubai Police HQ (and we always love seeing that smiley face).

5. Who doesn’t love balloons?

6. And cupcake flags!

7. We’re super impressed with this guy’s skills…

8. How about a game of Flag Day hide and seek?

9. Now, that is a unique flag hoist…

Happy UAE Flag Day! @seabreacherinuae #UAE #emirates #flagday2017 #يوم_العلم #uaeflagday

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10. We wish we could sing the national anthem this well…

Singing the #uaenationalanthem celebrating #flagday #uaeflagday2016 #uaeflag @hhshkmohd @faz3 @mydubai

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