UAE renames major road after King Salman in lasting tribute

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Time: September 24, 2019  

The newly named King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street runs from Abu Dhabi’s corniche to the popular marina area. (File/ Shutterstock)
  • The UAE renaming one of Abu Dhabi’s main highways after the Kingdom’s monarch
  • Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, also lightened with the Saudi flag

DUBAI: The UAE marked Saudi Arabia’s National Day with a lasting tribute on Monday, renaming one of Abu Dhabi’s main highways after the Kingdom’s monarch.

The newly named 4.6 kilometer King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street- formerly known as Al Marsa Street – runs from Abu Dhabi’s corniche to the popular marina area.

The move came on the on the instruction of Sheikh Hazza Bin
Zayed Al Nahyan Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

But it is not the first time a UAE road has been renamed after King Salman.In 2016, Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ordered that the coastal road running through the Al Sofouh district of the city, take the Saudi king’s name.

The UAE also marked Saudi national day by lighting the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, with the Saudi flag, while the Dubai Frame was shrouded in green.

Dubai Tourism

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’s iconic @BurjKhalifa is set to commemorate the 89th on September 23 with a breathtaking light show http://bit.ly/307FD74 

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Dubai Frame

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lights up in green to wish the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia a happy and prosperous 89th national day. May your progress be evergreen

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