Arab world shows its support for UAE Mars Mission - in pictures

Landmarks light up across the Middle East to celebrate the historic event

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Public buildings and landmarks across the Middle East lit up to mark the UAE Mars Mission this week.

In Amman, the Roman Theatre was bathed in red light on Monday night. Spotlights beamed the mission logo 'Arabs to Mars' onto the second century building.

In Baghdad, the Iraq Museum was lit up in honour of the mission. The landmark holds some of the region's most important artefacts and treasures from ancient times.

Kuwait Towers, in Kuwait City, were also lit up with the UAE Mars Mission logo. The three slender towers are synonymous with Kuwait and dominate the country's skyline.

On Monday, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said no matter the outcome of the orbit insertion attempt, history had been made for the Arab world.

All eyes will be on live streams of the orbit insertion attempt, which begins from 7.30pm on Tuesday.

In Bahrain, the event can be watched live on Bahrain TV Channel.

It will also be streamed on The National and the Emirates Mars Mission website.