Burj Khalifa lights up to mark 1.2 million meal donations

Dubai landmark reaches milestone in pledge to donate 10 million meals

Burj Khalifa lights up to mark 1.2 million meal donations

For the past seven days, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has been lighting up in solidarity with those around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 10 Million Meals Campaign, which will continue throughout Ramadan, has seen enormous contributions and donations from individuals, families, and private organisations to share meals with those most in need.

It has been called the World’s Tallest Donation Box, and fittingly, the world’s tallest tower has been open to donations in exchange for turning on one light in the building. There are some 1.2 million lights in the Burj Khalifa, which each light being sold for Dhs10, and providing a meal for people who have been hardest hit.

Some 110 nationalities have contributed to light up the whole Burj Khalifa, with 1.2 million lights being illuminated, and 1.2 million meals being delivered in just one week. 180,000 lights were sold in the first 24 hours of launch, and efforts gathered momentum as the week went on, with Amazon, McDonald’s, Visa, music streaming platform Anghami and more all participating in the initiative in some way.

The initiative was launched by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) in collaboration with Burj Khalifa, and will continue through the rest of Ramadan at least to continue raising funds and delivering meals for those in need.

And you can still get involved with the 10 Million Meals Campaign. Financial donations can be donated through www.10millionmeals.ae, through SMS or by calling 8004006.
For more information, head to www.10millionmeals.ae.

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