Combating Coronavirus: Iconic UAE landmarks light up in colours of the Swiss flag

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) sent a message of appreciation to the Government of Switzerland for displaying the UAE flag on the iconic Matterhorn Mountain in a gesture of global unity in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Expressing its gratitude, the UAE affirmed the country’s support for international efforts to portray unity during these challenging times.

The UAE stands with all nations working to fight the spread of the virus and considers the heartfelt act a symbol of global cooperation resonating with the leadership and people of the UAE.

Several prominent landmarks in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi Global Market, Emirates Palace, Khalifa University and the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, lit up with the Swiss flag on Sunday night.

The Zermatt Tourism Office, which was responsible for the UAE flag projection, released a statement on April 17 that read: “Many countries suffer from the coronavirus. We give hope and strength to the people of the UAE and the many expatriates living there. The Matterhorn shines for them tonight. Together we will overcome the crisis. Therefore, we have projected the flag of the UAE at the Matterhorn, more than 1,000 metres (tall). We express our solidarity with the UAE and hope that this sign will give all people hope and courage to overcome the crisis.”

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up in colours of the Swiss flag, on Sunday, April 19 as an appreciation to Switzerland for projecting the UAE flag on the Swiss Matterhorn.

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