UAE Landmarks Go Blue, Red and White
The UAE lit up its famous landmarks in the colours of the French flag in a solemn act of solidarity to Paris on Sunday, while entities, citizens and expatriates continued to express solidarity with the French people.
The world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, was draped in blue, red and white from 9pm on Sunday.
Other landmarks such as Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, Hazaa bin Zayed Stadium, Burj Mohammed bin Rashid and Emirates Palace also wore the French colours reaffirming the UAE’s solidarity with France. Embassies of Canada, Norway, Fiji and the European Union delegation to the UAE tweeted images of their flags flying at half-mast in solidarity with the victims of the tragic events in Paris and the French Embassy in the UAE.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of the UAE in France denounced and condemned with firmness the odious terrorist act perpetrated on Friday night in Paris.
Through its official Twitter page, the mission on Sunday confirmed its total and unwavering solidarity with the government and people of France. Offering its condolences to the families and relatives of the victims, the embassy wished speedy recovery to the injured. Details