UAE: World tallest building shines bright from COVID-19 donations

Less than a week after the launch of the World's Tallest Donation Box, Dubai's Burj Khalifa is set to shine bright with over 575,000 of its «1.2 million lights» as donations continued pouring in to support coronavirus-hit communities in the UAE on Friday. The aim of the initiative is to provide meals to the people most in need as a result of the health crisis. «We wanted to transform the whole... Еще facade of Burj Khalifa into a donation box whereby we encourage people of the UAE to donate meals to the needy ones. For every meal that gets donated, we light up one light on Burj Khalifa. The goal is to light up all of the 1.2 million lights that exist today on Burj Khalifa. We want to illuminate all of the Burj from the donations of people in the country,» explained Sara Al Nuaimi, the Director at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, which is the group behind the project. «So until today we managed to light up more than 500,000 lights and that is in less than a week since the launch of this campaign. We are very positive and we know that within the next few days hopefully we will be able to light up the whole Burj Khalifa with donations from people,» she added. Built over a five year span between 2004 and 2009, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with a total height of 829,8 meters (2,722 feet).

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