The Burj Khalifa lit up in colours of the Lebanese National flag.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, lit up on Friday to mark the Lebanese Independence Day in Dubai.
The Burj Khalifa Twitter said, “Burj Khalifa lights up in honour of the Lebanese Independence Day #Lebanon #BurjKhalifa…”
The display of the national flag was synchronised with the Lebanese national anthem.
Lebanese celebrated 76 years of national self-rule on Friday. Tens of thousands of Lebanese youth massed for joyous street festivities in Beirut and other cities.
Unprecedented protest movement since October 17 has gripped Lebanon, demanding the complete overhaul of politicians deemed inept and corrupt.
The wave of nationwide protests erupted five weeks ago, leading to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri on Oct. 29. Despite a worsening economic crisis, deeply divided politicians have yet to agree on a new government.
Protesters waving Lebanese flags packed central Beirut's Martyrs Square where music blasted into the night. Many protesters said they felt like they were celebrating independence for the first time.
Lebanon achieved independence on November 22, 1943, after 23 years under a French mandate, following an earlier wave of demonstrations that brought together the country's Christians and Muslims.
Burj Khalifa’s official page on Instagram said, “#PakistanIndependenceday and #IndianIndependenceday…”
UAE leaders congratulate President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on the occasion.
Spectacular fireworks in 25 different locations lit up not only the skies, but also the hearts of the people across the country.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), met on Monday morning the members of the Deans of the Faculties Council and the Directors of Research Centres and Institutes at the University’s main building.
Narratives of the Place (Sard Al Makan), an immersive and experiential theatrical show, which chronicles the history of Sharjah and its extraordinary journey and accomplishments over the past 50 years, will debut today (Tuesday, January 25) at 9:00 pm at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah.
Schools in the UAE resumed in-person learning on Monday, after two weeks of using an online learning system as a precautionary measure, coinciding with the International Day of Education, which falls on Jan.24.