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Burj Khalifa among four UAE buildings lit up in Tricolour hues

SNS | New Delhi |

The iconic Burj Khalifa was bathed in the colours of the Indian Tricolour on Friday, 9 February, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the West Asian nation.

The 828-metre-tall building located in the prime Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Dubai is the tallest structure in the world.

But Burj Khalifa was not the only one which underlined the significance of India-UAE ties. Dubai Frames, too, was lit up with saffron, white and green lights – the colours of the Indian national flag.

In a first, ADNOC building and Emirates Palace, both located in Abu Dhabi, followed the example set up the buildings in Dubai, reflecting upon the increased cooperation between the two countries in the various areas including trade and defence.

India’s ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Suri, termed the gesture as “gracious”.

 

Burj Khalifa lit up in Indian tricolour
(Photo: Twitter/@navdeepsuri)

 

This is not the first time that UAE decorated the 163-storey Burj Khalifa in the colours of the Indian flag. Ahead of India’s 68th Republic Day in 2017, in which Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, was the chief guest, the building was decorated in Tricolour lights.

PM Modi, who reached Ramallah in Palestine on Saturday morning, will be visiting UAE in the evening, where he will be holding a series of meetings with the country’s rulers and businessmen. He will have a one-to-one meeting with Al Nahyan and will be attending a dinner hosted by the crown prince.

Modi will later meet the Indian Diaspora and will lay the foundation of a Hindu temple via video link from Dubai.