By J. Jala | 08:31 PM February 03, 2020
The Burj Khalifa lit up in the colors of the Chinese national flag on Sunday night in solidarity with China over the outbreak of the coronavirus. Photo: Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, one of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s most famous landmarks, lit up on Sunday evening in solidarity with China over the coronavirus.

The skyscraper in Dubai was illuminated red and gold, the colours of the Chinese flag.

Other buildings emblazoned with the Chinese flag included the Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi Global Market, the Emirates Palace hotel and Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, Burj Al Arab in Dubai and Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.

The outbreak was first reported in December in the Chinese city of Wuhan and the disease has spread, infecting about 14,380 people and killing at least 304.

The Adnoc headquarters in Abu Dhabi was also lit up in the colours on Sunday night in solidarity with Beijing.

The UAE says it is confident China will be able to contain and control the spread of the new virus.

There are five confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the UAE.

Earlier on Sunday, Gulf carriers Saudi Arabian Airlines and Oman Air became the latest regional airlines to suspend all direct flights to China, amid growing fears of the coronavirus.

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