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World’s tallest tower is in Dubai and is a world famous attraction. It stands tall, towering over the world at 829.8m and the view from its top floors is simply breathtaking as well as dizzying. It is no wonder that people come to see it from all over and especially stay back in the evening to admire the light show that is on display. But the show last night was indeed a special one, especially for all Indians as the structure was lit up in tricolor. Burj Khalifa donned the Indian flag complete with the Ashoka Chakra and the three colors, saffron, white and green. This was done to honor India’s Republic Day which is today, January 26. ALSO SEE 12 unbelievable aerial photos of Dubai Also Read - Rajasthan News: Shops, Parlours to Open in State, Govt Offices to Function in Full Strength From June 1
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The Burj Khalifa donning the tricolor is not a mere coincidence. It is in fact done because the Republic Day Parade in Delhi will be lead by none other than the UAE contingent this year. And, the chief guest of the parade is UAE’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan. So, as Indians were all set to honor their guests from UAE, the nation showed its support by lighting up its and the world’s tallest structure with the Indian flag. It was indeed a proud moment for the several Indians who were present in Dubai near the Burj Khalifa yesterday. The internet was already abuzz with photos and videos of the same as people admired it in awe. ALSO SEE Things to look forward to during the parade
India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day this year but it is only the second time that a foreign contingent is part of the Republic Day Parade in Delhi. Last year, the French Army was part of the parade and this year, it is the UAE soldiers. Since they are our guests, the parade will be lead by them. The prince is in India for a three-day visit to be part of the Republic Day celebrations. While we all will be glued to our TV sets to watch the parade, seeing the tricolored Burj Khalifa made our day and put us in the patriotic spirit already!
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