Burj Khalifa ‘lit up’ in tricolour to mark India’s Republic Day


Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, lit up tonight in tri-colours – saffron, white and green – to mark 68th Republic Day of India coinciding with the visit of Abu Dhabi’s crown prince, who is this year’s special guest for Republic Day.

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade tomorrow.

The official Twitter account of Burj Khalifa tweeted in both English and Arabic languages, “Tonight we celebrate Indias 68th Republic Day with a spectacular LED illumination of the Indian National flag on #BurjKhalifa! #India.”

The LED shows were held thrice and will be repeated tomorrow along with complimenting Dubai Fountain shows.

“The visual expression of the tri-colors underlined the solidarity of the UAE and its people with India, with which the nation shares strong cultural and trade ties,” said Dubai-based real estate company, Emaar, in a statement.

The iconic building in Dubai, which stands at 823 metres, was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE.

The grand public display of India-UAE close relations at Burj Khalifa was viewed by huge population of various nationalities present in Dubai and around the world through social networks and conventional media.

(With PTI inputs)



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