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17 Mar 2019
Ireland National Day
The UAE was illuminated in green as it celebrated Ireland's National Day and the 10th anniversary of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative on the 17th of March.
Several buildings, including Nation Towers, were lit up with green lights, signifying the ever-strengthening relationship between the two nations ahead of St Patrick's Day on Sunday.
This year's Global Greening buildings were handpicked by Tourism Ireland and included Burj Khalifa, Cayan Tower, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Burj Al Arab, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, and Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.
ICT's Marketing Team worked closely with Tourism Ireland and Embassy Of Ireland UAE to make it a successful event.
The UAE landmarks joined more than 370 international monuments, stadiums, museums, and towers of note this year including the Sydney Opera House, the London Eye, and the Empire State Building.
CEO of Tourism Ireland, Niall Gibbons, said: "This is the 10th year of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening initiative and it's bigger and better than ever this year, with some wonderful new additions. It is an honour to see the incredible support from the UAE, for both the initiative and for Ireland as a whole."
Aidan Cronin, Ambassador of Ireland to the UAE, added "While the UAE has traditionally always been a great advocate of Tourism Ireland's Global Greening efforts, we're honoured to welcome additional significant landmarks this year."
Nation Towers was featured in local, regional and international media along with other participating iconic buildings of the UAE.
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