Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, was on Wednesday lit up in tri-colours - saffron, white and green - showcasing India's 68th Republic Day, displaying strong cultural and trade bond between India and the UAE.
The LED shows were held thrice and will be repeated on Thursday along with complimenting Dubai Fountain shows.
"The visual expression of the tri-colors underlined the solidarity of the UAE and its people with India, with which the nation shares strong cultural and trade ties," said Dubai-based real estate company, Emaar, in a statement.
The building in Dubai, which stands at 823 metres, was named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Dubai is one of the seven emirates of the UAE.
Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade on Thursday.
Here is how an overwhelmed Twitter reacted to the gesture:
Proud Moment 🇮🇳Tri-colour 🇮🇳 will be displayed in #BurjKhalifa, today & tomorrow.#RepublicDay pic.twitter.com/irFSLDUl0s— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi177) January 25, 2017
@BurjKhalifa Many Thanks. We are honoured by the presence of His Highness Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi as Chief Guest at Republic day parade.— Amar Sinha, IN (@SenseandC_sense) January 25, 2017
Image of the Day!.@BurjKhalifa lights up in tri-colour to celebrate India's 68th #RepublicDay #JaiHo #proudtobeanindian pic.twitter.com/T0SAa3mjYE— Vipan verma (@vipanverma14) January 26, 2017
#HappyRepublicDay pic.twitter.com/51qQZXil5z— Govinda Govinda🇮🇳 (@HinduRajyam) January 26, 2017
@burjkhalifa lovvvveeee uuuuu DUBAIIIIIIII.. 😘😘😘😘— Prashant (@YourPrashu) January 25, 2017
@BurjKhalifa woooowww dats wonderful..thnxxxx a ton..Indians truly appreciate dat😍😍😍— Sunshine girl (@DurgaMenon) January 25, 2017