Last night, the Burj Khalifa projected the Swiss flag as a thank you to Switzerland, who have protected the UAE's flag on Matterhorn mountain in the Alps. The two countries display a show of mutual support, which is especially important during these confusing and difficult times.
On Friday night, the Zermatt tourism office in Switzerland projected the UAE's national flag on the iconic, and 1,000 metre tall Matterhorn mountain in solidarity with the UAE in its fight against COVID-19.
Many Arab countries suffer from the corona virus. We give hope and strength to the people of the GCC countries and the many expats living there. #Zermatt #Matterhorn pic.twitter.com/rWQZdpB1e2— Zermatt - Matterhorn (@zermatt_tourism) April 18, 2020
Other GCC countries including Kuwait and Bahrain were also shown some love. The Zermatt tourism office stated: "Many Arab countries suffer from the corona virus. We give hope and strength to the people of the GCC countries and the many expats living there."
In response to Switzerland's supportive message, the UAE not only lit up Burj Khalifa, but will also be displaying the Swiss flag on a number of buildings in Abu Dhabi and Dubai the next few days. This includes the ADNOC Building, Abu Dhabi Global Market Building, Emirates Palace, Khalifa University and Sheikh Zayed Bridge.
Obviously we're all staying at home, but if you happen to live near one of these sites then don't forget to snap a photo! Or even better, keep an eye out for their posts on social media.
Let's try our best to stay united as one world during this time ❤.