Dubai/New Delhi, January 25: The world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, has already light up in Tricolour, marking the 68th Republic Day of India. The 2,722 feet long tower has light up in the Tricolours – saffron, white and green – as the show will be held at 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm and 8:15 pm on December 25th and December 26th, complimenting it with Dubai Downtown Fountain shows.
The official twitter account of Burj Khalifa tweeted, “Tonight we celebrate India’s 68th Republic Day with a spectacular LED illumination of the Indian National flag on #BurjKhalifa! #India”. The announcement was made moments after United Arab Emirates President, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan landed India, where he is invited as a chief guest at the Republic Day celebration which will be held on Thursday morning at India Gate.
Burj Khalifa constructed in 2010 holds a record for the tallest building in the world, highest number of stories in the world, tallest free-standing structure in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, with tallest service elevator in the world as well as elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.
The 2,722 feet long tower in Dubai was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of UAE Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Burj Khalifa is located in Downtown Dubai, which is one of the seven emirates of the UAE.
Above all, the Indian Consulate in Dubai will be hosting a flag-hoisting ceremony at the consulate premises by UAE Consul General Anurag Bhushan, which will be followed by a flag-hoisting ceremony at the Indian High School grounds in Oud Mehta.
At the ceremony, students will perform march-past which will be followed by a cultural programme titles “Aaj Ki Shaam Desh Ke Naam”, where the students expected to perform various folk dances. The programme is followed lunch where Indian cuisine will be served to the participants and the people accompanying them.
On Wednesday morning, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan was ceremonially welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee and also Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In last few hours, both sides had signed a number of agreements.