In 2015, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a picture of the iconic Burj Khalifa lit up in the Indian tricolours was doing the rounds on social media. Turned out, it was fake.
However, it seems, Burj Khalifa is actually getting a makeover to celebrate Indian's 68th Republic Day.
The world's tallest building located in Dubai, will be lit up in the colours of the Indian National flag today as well as tomorrow.
The LED shows are to be held on both days along with complimenting Dubai Fountain shows, reported Khaleej Times.
Along with the shows, there will be flag-hoisting ceremonies too. First, the Indian Consulate in Dubai will host the event at the consulate premises. It will then be followed by flag-hoisting at the Indian High School grounds in Oud Metha.
The ceremony at the school will include march-past by the students. In the evening, a cultural programme titled "Aaj Ki Shaam Desh Ke Naam", will be hosted at the school grounds where the students will perform various folk dances and other activities.
The event will also reportedly present people a chance to try various India cuisines.
The lighting comes as the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is the guest of honour for India's Republic Day on Thursday. He was ceremonially welcomed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday and held talks in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Both sides inked a number of agreements.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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