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World's Tallest Building Burj Khalifa Dons Tricolour on Republic Day Eve


First published: January 25, 2017, 9:22 PM IST | Updated: 5 mins ago

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New Delhi: Republic day celebrations in India are still a few hours away but not for Dubai and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.

On the occasion of 68th Republic day eve, Burj Khalifa was illuminated in Tricolour — saffron, white and green — to celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day, showcasing strong cultural and trade bond between India and the UAE.

#WATCH Dubai’s #BurjKhalifa lit up in colours of the Indian Flag on #RepublicDay eve

— ANI (@ANI_news) January 25, 2017

“#BurjKhalifa wishes The #RepublicOfIndia a Happy National Day,” the official account of Burj Khalifa tweeted.

#BurjKhalifa wishes The #RepublicOfIndia a Happy National Day. If you’ve missed the first show, stay tuned at 7:15 pm for the next show!

— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) January 25, 2017

“The visual expression of the tri-colors underlined the solidarity of the UAE and its people with India, with which the nation shares strong cultural and trade ties,” said the Dubai-based real estate company, Emaar, in a statement.

Tonight we celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day with a spectacular LED illumination of the Indian National flag on #BurjKhalifa! #India

— Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) January 25, 2017

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Thursday.

(With PTI Inputs)