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Dubai shows solidarity with the UK following Manchester attack



Following an attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that left 22 dead and many others injured, Dubai sent a message of unity to the UK.

HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein took to intastram to send her thoughts. She wrote:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families that have lost loved ones and with the parents that are waiting to hear if their children are safe in Manchester, today.
“I cannot even begin to imagine how horrific this and so many other similar acts have been, or how utterly desperate and desolate they must feel at this time.
“My sincere condolences to HM Queen Elizabeth II and the British people for the lost souls and young victims of the horrendous attack in Manchester. Prayers for everyone who has suffered from acts of senseless and evil violence around the world.”

Shortly after, the Burj Khalifa was lit up with the Union Jack – a gesture that many British expats living in the UAE founding touching, sharing pictures on social media.

@DowntownDubai posted: “#BurjKhalifa lights up its facade with the British Union Jack to illustrate solidarity with United Kingdom.”

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