UAE celebrates Ireland’s National Day by illuminating its Iconic Building Burj Khalifa in green marking the 10th anniversary of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative.
Several buildings, along with the iconic building, were lit up with green lights, highlighting the significant relationship between the two nations ahead of St Patrick’s Day on Sunday.
Global Greening 2019 also included Cayan Tower, Nation Towers and Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, and Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium.
CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons, said: “This is the 10th year of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative and it’s bigger and better than ever this year, with some wonderful new additions. It is an honour to see the incredible support from the UAE, for both the initiative and for Ireland as a whole.”
Aidan Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to the UAE, added, “While the UAE has traditionally always been a great advocate of Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening efforts, we’re honoured to welcome additional significant landmarks this year.”
The UAE landmarks joined more than 370 international monuments, stadiums, museums, and towers of note this year including the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, and the Empire State Building.
Source: Arabian Business