Last June 12, 2019 it is with great pride that all Filipinos around the world celebrated our 121st Independence Day. For us Filipinos working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the highlight was when the colours of the Philippine flag was displayed on the tallest building of the world – The Burj Khalifa.
Burj Khalifa is known for its amazing light & fountain show. On New Year’s Day people from around the world gather near the building to watch the fountain & light show and the extra ordinary fireworks display. And it is very rare for them to feature the Philippine Flag on the building. It was very special since it was our Independence Day. This only shows that people this foreign land – the UAE appreciate the Filipino people who are working here. We love UAE and consider this our second home. This place has allowed us to reach for our dreams.
Seeing our flag on the tallest building made me stand so proud that day. I was happy that I get to work here and feel the love of UAE for all of us expatriates. 🙂
Here is a short video compilation of what happend during that historic event.