Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 October 2019

Burj Khalifa turns green for Saint Patrick’s Day

World’s tallest building lit up with lasers

The world’s tallest building was turned bright green this week to mark Saint Patrick’s Day.

All 163 floors of Dubai's Burj Khalifa were lit up with a green laser to celebrate the annual festival commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Thousands of Irish residents living in the UAE are expected to celebrate their national public holiday on Sunday.

More than 370 monuments, stadiums, museums, and towers around the world will be turned green to help mark the occasion.

The Sydney Opera House, the London Eye and the Empire State Building in New York are among the landmarks taking part.

“We are delighted to welcome additional significant landmarks this year - especially the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa,” said Aidan Cronin, Ireland’s ambassador to the UAE.

“Following the lifting last year of visa requirements for UAE nationals when visiting Ireland, UAE residents are finding themselves drawn to the natural beauty and rich heritage of Ireland.”

Updated: March 17, 2019 01:02 PM

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