Dubai, UAE: At a time when the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is being hosted in India during India’s 68th Republic Day, UAE has reciprocated by lighting up Burj Khalifa in Tri-colour.
Now to reciprocate the gesture from India, United Arab Emirates has illuminated the country’s tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa in the colours of the Indian national flag. Reports suggest that the skyscraper will be illuminated tomorrow evening as well.
The official Twitter account of Burj Khalifa tweeted “Tonight we celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day with a spectacular LED illumination of the Indian National flag on #BurjKhalifa! #India”. The official page also posted a message which read, “#BurjKhalifa wishes The #RepublicOfIndia a Happy National Day.”
There is no denying that the gesture shows India’s increasing proximity to the gulf emirates. This will be a grand public display of the close relations between the two countries which will be visible to the huge population of various nationalities present in Dubai. In addition, patriotic Indian songs will be played during the musical fountain show in the vicinity of the Burj. The musical fountain is a captivating water, music and light show which are a delight to both the residents and the tourists.
In a unique display of bonhomie, he was ceremonially welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee and held talks in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The UAE and India are expected to sign about 16 pacts during the Sheikh’s visit. The two countries are also expected to reach agreements for cooperation in the fields of defence, security, counter terrorism and intelligence sharing. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and is a major tourist attraction. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).