The Holy Month of Ramadan which started last week will be celebrated every evening by the Burj Khalifa with two special light shows. The LED lights on the world’s tallest tower have been programmed to illuminate the sides of the tower while the structure itself will beam artworks by two prolific artists, who have both seen their designs previously light up the building.
The first show, which is three minutes long, will display the work of designer Karl Taylor Knight. Accompanied by oriental music, the skyscraper will show a stunning series of Arabic geometric patterns (mashrabiya) in gold as well as illustrations of crescent moons and Arabic lanterns.
Making a return on the Burj Khalifa this year, the second show is a display by painter Art Noor. Inspired by the 99 names of Allah, her paintings have been exhibited at The Dubai Mall and on Burj Khalifa during Ramadan in 2018. The 99 paintings took 15 years to complete.
The LED facade of the Burj Khalifa has not only become a tourist highlight in Dubai over the past few months but also an effective way to spread messages of hope and unity. Earlier this year, the UAE paid tribute to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by projecting an image of her following the Christchurch tragedy, and recently, the Burj Khalifa lit up with the Sri-Lankan flag in remembrance of the victims of the Easter suicide bombings.
The Ramadan LED light shows will take place daily at 7.45pm and 9.45pm Sunday through Wednesday as well as two additional shows will be held at 8.45pm and 10:45pm Thursday through Saturday.