Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was bathed in the national flag of Pakistan on Saturday to offer a towering tribute to a landmark in the country’s history.
The world’s tallest building was illuminated in green and white in honour of Pakistan’s 75th Independence Day.
Officials in both emirates made speeches to celebrate Pakistan’s foundation as a sovereign nation on August 14, 1947.
More than a million Pakistani citizens call the UAE their home, and the emirates has the world’s second-largest Pakistani resident population, behind Saudi Arabia.
President Sheikh Khalifa sent a message of congratulations to President Arif Alvi of Pakistan on his country’s Independence Day.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, echoed these sentiments in similar messages of support.