Watch: Crown Prince's Ramadan greetings light up Dubai icons
Circuit board drawings bring Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab to life in Sheikh Hamdan's video wish that has gone viral
The Ramadan crescent was sighted on 5 May and the Holy Month started on 6 May, with leaders from the Arab world taking to social media to congratulate Muslims around the world.
One such greeting that has gone viral is a video by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.
In the video, Sheikh Hamdan can be seeing drawing the world’s tallest tower, the 828m Burj Khalifa; Dubai’s first man-made island, Palm Jumeirah, which resembles a palm tree; and the sail-shaped luxury hotel Burj Al Arab on a circuit board.
These buildings light up as the Crown Prince draws through their patterns.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa was built by South Korean contractor, Samsung C&T in a joint venture with Belgium-headquartered Besix – which is currently building its national and France’s pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai – and Dubai Financial Market-listed construction giant, Arabtec.
Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, an artificial archipelago was developed by UAE-based property developer, Nakheel.
It is the emirate’s firs man-made island, which has been created to look-like a palm tree comprising 2km long trunk, a crown made up of 17 fronds and a surrounding crescent.
The island houses luxury villas, hotels, and resorts and counts among Dubai's most notable tourist spots.
The yacht sail-shaped Burj Al Arab was built by Murray & Roberts, a South Africa-based construction contractor, and UAE’s Al Habtoor Engineering. Interior works for Burj Al Arab were implemented by Dubai-based Depa.