Abu Dhabi: The world's tallest building paid tribute to New Zealnd Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for reaching out to Muslims following the terror attacks which targeted two mosques in Christchurch, leaving dozens of people dead and many others injured.
The 829-metre-tall Burj Khalifa skyscraper has been lit up with a giant image of New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern embracing a woman at the Kilbirnie mosque in Wellington, Ittihad reported.
The photo which was taken by Wellington photographer Hagen Hopkins, features the Arabic word "salam" – which means "peace" in English.
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum paid tribute to Prime Minister Ardern for her support to the Muslim community .
He tweeted an image with a message of support and thanks for New Zealand. "New Zealand today fell silent in honour of the mosque attacks' martyrs. Thank you PM Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand for your sincere empathy and support that has won the respect of 1.5 billion Muslims after the terrorist attack that shook the Muslim community around the world."