Dubai’s glorious Burj Khalifa will dazzle with the tricolour of India on the occasion of the country’s 74th Independence Day at 8:45 pm GST for a good 5-10 minutes for those celebrating to enjoy, as confirmed by Burj Khalifa to Lovin Dubai.
The landmark occasion – which is a national holiday in India – honours the date on which the nation became independent from the British rule on August 15, 1947.
Dubai Mall has taken all COVID-19 precautionary measures, as well as put in place preventive social distancing guidelines for those wishing to delight in India’s 74th Independence Day spectacle tonight at 8:45 pm, Saturday, August 15.
The display of the Indian flag on the world’s tallest building will highlight the strong friendly bilateral relations that the UAE shares with India
The UAE is home to 3,420,000 Indians, who make up 27% of the UAE’s total population
The Indian community here in Dubai has taken to social media to express their excitement over the grand show all set to take place in Downtown Dubai later tonight
Indian expats in the city got to witness the humbling flag hoisting ceremony that took place at the Consulate of India in Dubai in person and virtually!
The flag was hoisted at 7.30 am by Indian Consul General of India to Dubai, Dr Aman Puri and was followed by the Indian National anthem.
Due to preventive COVID-19 guidelines, only members of staff were permitted to attend the flag hoisting ceremony physically, while the general public tuned in to the CGI’s social media pages to watch the ceremony take place virtually.
Consul General Dr Aman Puri addressed the gathering and said,
“I would especially like to wish members of the Indian community, our Emirati friends, friends from India living in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.”
“India and the UAE are strong partners which has also been seen in these times of unprecedented crisis. I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the UAE leadership and all the UAE authorities to support Government of India’s efforts in the repatriation of stranded nationals.”
Lovin Dubai wishes a Happy Independence Day to all Indian expats celebrating in the region!