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.
Some 300 Filipinos, several well-established Philippine firms as well as homegrown companies in the UAE have joined forces to come up with the first-ever privatized Philippine Independence Day (PID) celebrations on June 5 (Friday).
The governor of the Veneto region, Luca Zaya, published a picture of the green liquid that spread through the water near the arched Rialto Bridge, through his account on Twitter, explaining that residents reported the presence of this strange liquid, expressing their fears.
He was honoured and awarded the Guinness certificate in the booth of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood at the exhibition, amidst the overwhelming joy of his family members, represented by his sister, father, mother, and his relatives. Al-Muhairi expressed his great happiness at obtaining the Guinness certificate.
UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a message of congratulations to Erdogan on his re-election as president.