Abu Dhabi landmarks light up to mark Jordan's 75th Independence Day

Buildings in the capital displayed glowing tributes to Jordan

Landmarks across Abu Dhabi lit up in the colours of the Jordanian flag on Tuesday in celebration of the country’s 75th Independence Day.

W Abu Dhabi on Yas Island, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Global Market on Al Maryah Island and Khalifa University were among those to take part in the glowing tribute.

Jordan marked the milestone on Tuesday. King Abdullah said independence was a “symbol of pride and fortitude” for his nation.

The day commemorates the country’s independence from Great Britain in 1946.

Google dedicated a special doodle, which is a picture that shows up on the Google search page, of the Jordanian flag to mark the occasion.

Emirates airline issued a special Jordanian menu on flights to and from the kingdom.

The special festive menu included a traditional mansaf served as the main course, and a cream-filled kunafa for dessert.

At the Raghadan Palace in Jordan, King Abdullah awarded centennial medals to 140 Jordanians who “participated in building the nation and its institutions”.

The country also entered its 100th year since its establishment as Transjordan in 1921.

The hashtag “Jordan’s independence 75” was widely shared on Twitter by officials and the public expressing their pride.

Updated: May 26, 2021 10:40 AM

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