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UAE landmark buildings light up in solidarity with Manchester

Burj Khalifa, Emirates Palace and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium all displayed the Union Jack colours

UAE landmark buildings light up in solidarity with Manchester
ADNOC HQ displays the British Union Jack in solidarity with the city of Manchester. (Image: Twitter/AdnocGroup)

A number of landmark buildings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi were illuminated with the colours of the Union Jack flag last night, in solidarity with the city of Manchester, following the terrorist attack.

At least 22 people were killed n the explosion at Manchester Arena (MEN) on Monday night, in what has been described as the worst terror incident on British soil since the London bombings of 2005.

Fifty-nine others were injured in the attack carried out by one man, who died after detonating an explosive, the head of Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

The bombing targeted the 21,000-seat Manchester Arena after a concert by 23-year-old actor turned singer Ariana Grande, packed with teenagers and children.

 

In solidarity with the city of Manchester, a number of buildings in the UAE displayed the Union Jack flag last night, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (pictured above).


Galleria Mall, Abu Dhabi

In Abu Dhabi, several prominent buildings displayed the flag, including the Emirates Palace, Cleveland Clinic on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Marina Mall, the Galleria Mall, the Capital Gate, ADNOC, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge and Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.


Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain

The initiative emanates from the UAE's firm position in rejection of terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, WAM reported.

 
Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi