Burj Khalifa Was Renamed To Honour UAE’s Former President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

by Ishita Agarwal
Burj Khalifa Was Renamed To Honour UAE’s Former President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, dies today at the age of 73 after a lengthy battle with illness. The president of the oil-rich Gulf state, who was rarely seen in public, will likely be succeeded by his half-brother, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed. He is already recognised as the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates, managing the state’s daily affairs. 

Accelerated Development Under Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

As President of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa has presided over major reorganisations of both the federal administration and the government of Abu Dhabi. According to an article in the Khaleej Times, he oversaw fast growth in the UAE, ensuring a decent standard of living for the country’s inhabitants.

He directed the development of the oil and gasoline industry and the downstream sectors. Therefore, which contributed to the nation’s economic diversification. He conducted extensive journeys all over the United Arab Emirates to ascertain the necessities of the northern Emirates. As a result,  he issued instructions to construct a number of initiatives connected to housing, training, and social providers.

The Burj Khalifa is the project that has genuinely immortalised this supercilious leader. Burj Dubai was renamed Burj Khalifa when the president bailed out Dubai during its financial crisis over a decade ago. Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest and maybe most well-known building. 


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Gratitude Towards The Dubai’s Ruler 

Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, suggested naming the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, after Sheikh Khalifa. However, beginning immediately, flags will fly at half-staff for forty days. Work in both the private and public sectors has stopped for the first three days.

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