Burj Al Arab and other landmarks illuminated after a thank-you campaign was launched by Ruler of Dubai
Dubai landmarks light up in honour of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed
The tallest building in the world has been illuminated in honour of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
The tribute was delivered on Wednesday evening when the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was emblazoned with the colours of the UAE flag and a portrait of Sheikh Mohammed.
The Burj Al Arab and Dubai Police headquarters were also illuminated in honour of Sheikh Mohammed, while the Roads and Transport Authority sent the royal message out on its signs.
On Tuesday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, called for the public to thank the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince for his service to the nation. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid asked for the campaign in place of celebrations to mark the 12th anniversary of his accession as Ruler of Dubai, which falls on Thursday.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid shared a photograph of the two leaders together, and soon after, the hashtag #Thank_you_Mohammed_bin_Zayed began trending.
Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, also posted an image of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed responded to the initiative on Wednesday by praising Dubai's Ruler as a leader to be proud of.
“Mohammed bin Rashid is a brother, teacher, inspiring leader and partner in the development process. Our nation is proud of you. Your values and talent inspire all Emiratis. From your approach, we learn the values of giving and life wisdom,” he tweeted.
“When we talk about ambition and optimism, we have to mention brother Mohammed bin Rashid. He is a practical thinker who devoted his time and effort to serve our nation and to support its vision with good planning and organisation.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed also thanked the people of the UAE and everyone who had made the country their second home.
“On this occasion, I reaffirm my full confidence in the abilities of the UAE people. To all civil servants, workers, soldiers, teachers, students, fathers and mothers, I say thank you. Thanks to everyone who made the UAE their second home,” he said.