Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi’s Adnoc Tower lit up with the colours of the Indian flag Tricolour on Saturday night to mark the country’s 74th Independence Day.
The display of the Indian flag on the world’s tallest and most famous skyscraper happened at 8.45pm, highlighting the strong relations the UAE and India share.
The Consulate General of India (CGI) in Dubai tweeted a live video of the display from Downtown Dubai. It also thanked the UAE “for resonating the spirit of India on the 74th #Independence Day” and shared photos of the Burj Khalifa and Adnoc Tower glowing with the Indian Tricolour.
Vijayi Vishwa Tiranga Pyara…Jhanda Ooncha Rahe Hamara. Live from Burj Khalifa..tallest building on earth #IndependenceDay2020 @MEAIndia @PMOIndia @IndembAbuDhabi @DDNewslive pic.twitter.com/FwKoajMXI8— India in Dubai (@cgidubai) August 15, 2020
Earlier, the President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had sent a congratulatory message to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar messages to President Kovind, as well as to Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.