Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 4 December 2020

UAE landmarks dazzle in celebration of Oman's 50th National Day

Burj Khalifa and Burj Al Arab lit up to mark the occasion

The UAE served up a towering tribute to Oman as its Middle East neighbour celebrated its 50th National Day on Wednesday.

Dubai's Burj Khalifa turned into the world's biggest flag as it lit up in the colours of Oman in honour of the landmark occasion.

The grand Burj Al Arab was bathed in colour to mark UAE-Omani ties in spectacular style while the illuminated Dubai Frame looked picture perfect.

Dubai's newest attraction, the Palm Fountain, was also part of the spectacular celebrations.

In Abu Dhabi, the Adnoc building was a striking sight lit up with Oman's national colours.

Oman's National Day marks the ascension of the late Sultan Qaboos, who reigned from 1970 until his death in January this year.

The anniversary this year reflects the remarkable progress ushered in by Sultan Qaboos, who was the longest-ruling Arab monarch.

The festivities are being held under the theme "Oman is from us, and we are among them".

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, paid homage to Oman and Sultan Haitham, for whom the nation's 50th National Day was his first at the helm.

"'Congratulations to Sultan Haitham and the people of Oman on the joyous occasion of Oman's 50th National Day," Sheikh Mohamed said on Twitter.

"The ties uniting our countries continue to be inspired by the astute leadership of our forefathers. We wish for the continued stability and prosperity of your nation."

Updated: November 18, 2020 10:08 PM

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