The Burj Khalifa lit up in colors of the Kuwaiti flag last night for the 58th Kuwait National Day which falls on February 25. In the colors red, white and green, the tallest building in the world stood shining in all its 828-meter-glory in recognition of the occasion. The strong relations between the two GCC countries have always been a reason for the celebration of Kuwait’s National Day in the UAE.
Kuwait gained its independence on June 19, 1961 when the British Protectorate ended with Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah as the Emir. However, due to the extreme heat in June, the national day was moved to February 25 marking the day when Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah ascended the throne. With firework displays and festivities, Kuwaitis come together to celebrate this holiday as patriot emblems, lights and national flags decorate Kuwait.
Burj Khalifa’s Guinness world-record-winning LED façade is a sight enjoyed by Dubai residents when it lights up for significant occasions like France’s victory over Croatia in the World Cup Finals, the Chinese New Year and many other international holidays. Vogue Arabia too had one such glorious moment on the skyscraper for The Dubai Mall‘s 10 year celebration when Vogue Arabia images were splashed on the Burj Khalifa.
President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi have sent messages of congratulations to the Emir of Kuwait, HH Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
A few days ago, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also tweeted a video in commemoration of the Kuwait National Day. Seen in the video, is the making of the sand portrait of Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah at Dubai’s Al Qudra Lake. Titled “Prince of Humanity” the giant portrait can be seen from space by the UAE satellite Khalifa Sat. and has been registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
حب الكويت وأهل الكويت محفور في أرضنا .. ومحفور في قلوبنا .. ومحفور في تاريخنا… كل عام وكويت المحبة .. وأميرها أمير الإنسانية في عزة ورفعة وسلام pic.twitter.com/BeFLvjx6sI
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) February 21, 2019