Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lights up with the British flag to celebrate the Queen's birthday

World's tallest building becomes a giant Union Jack to honour the UK monarch

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lights up with the British flag to celebrate the Queen's birthday

Yesterday (Tuesday April 21) marked the Queen of the United Kingdom’s birthday, and Dubai sent the world’s tallest birthday message.

The Burj Khalifa, which at 828m high is the tallest building in the world, transformed to show Britain’s Union Jack Flag, lighting up in the national red, white and blue colours, to celebrate Queens Elizabeth II’s birthday.

The day marked the Queen turning 94, although her birthday is officially celebrated on the second (usually) Saturday in June each year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional events to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s big day did not occur, but that didn’t stop the Burj Khalifa marking the occasion in a big way.

Recently, the UAE flag was projected onto the Swiss mountain The Matterhorn, and the UAE returned the favour with its own show. Click here to check it all out.

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